“Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews…” — Qur’an 5:82
Thus with Turkey’s turn toward Islamic supremacism and Islamic rule, its new enmity toward Israel comes as no surprise.
“‘Turkey no longer needs a close relationship with Israel,'” from Haaretz, January 19 (thanks to James):
The rift in Israeli-Turkish relations is the result of Ankara turning away from secularism and toward more radical Islam, Israel’s military intelligence chief said on Tuesday.
The comments to a parliamentary committee by Maj. General Amos Yadlin reflected wider concern in Israel and followed a high profile visit to Turkey on Sunday by Defense Minister Ehud Barak that was meant to help mend the relationship after a sharp diplomatic row.
“Turkey no longer needs a close relationship with Israel,” a parliamentary official quoted Yadlin as telling the foreign affairs committee of the Knesset.
“They are currently in the midst of a fundamental process of moving further away from the secular Ataturk approach, closer to a radical approach,” Yadlin said, adding that key factors had been an easing of Turkish concerns about Syria and Ankara’s failure to clinch membership of the European Union….