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Daybreak: Israel to Apologize to Turkey

Plus, indirect peace talks to resume, and more in the news

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• Israel and Turkey have almost finished negotiating the wording of an apology over the flotilla. The final deal will probably include hundreds of thousands of dollars to the families of those who died in the raid. [Haaretz]

• Export restrictions on Gaza will be eased. [NYT]

• The Israeli Air Force bombed three sites in Gaza in response to yesterday’s mortar attack. [YNet]

• The end of the U.S. push for a building freeze is a rebuke to both sides. [NYT]

• Speaking of which, U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell will return to the region next week for more indirect negotiations. [LAT]

• Heda Kovaly, Czech Holocaust memoirist, is dead. She was 91. [NYT]

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Bernard Baum says:

As long as people understand the potential that will or might flow from this coerced “apology” . I guess if practiced by nations , blackmail becomes political expediency

Client states are ultimately not viable. Israel, after the Six Day War and Yom Kippur wars was an independant country. Is it still one? Who is really calling the shots in Israeli policy? Israel and Jews should not apologize for exisiting.
The liberal and internationalist readers of the Tablet should keep in mind that 65 yerars after the end of World War II, Japan has yet to apologize fot its atrocious behavior. And of course, Turkey still denies the Armenian genocide ever occurred. Yet Israel feels the need to apologize. It’s nuts!

Sharon B. says:

It is time and necessary for peace between Turkey and Israel… all will benefit from this reinstated politcal friendship.

I’ve said that least 1272812 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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