Monday, September 26, 2011

Netanyahu: Erdogan comments 'outrageous, false'; Lieberman: Turkey supports Terror

(Jpost).In his first direct reply to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's constant Israel bashing, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told The Jerusalem Post Monday that Erdogan's most recent comments in a CNN interview that Israel has killed hundreds and thousands of Palestinians, while Palestinian missiles had killed only a few Israelis, and that Israel used the Holocaust to perpetrate its own victimhood, were both "false" and "outrageous."
"Both allegations are false,These are outrageous charges against Israel that have nothing to do with the facts."

"I regret that we hear these statements from the leader of Turkey."

"We don't use the Holocaust, the Holocaust was the worst crime in history perpetuated against our people."

"To he hear this allegation at the beginning of the 21st century, just 60 years after Holocaust, is outrageous."

"In Israel we are used to telling the truth,and the the truth is that these allegations are completely false."
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman fiercely attacked Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an Israel Beiteinu pre-Rosh Hashana toast on Monday, calling his administration “a radical Islamic extremist leadership that supports and develops terror.”

He mocked Erdogan's accusations against Israel in media interviews during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“I saw Erdogan on CNN, and I think [his performance] was great for us,If I wanted to improve Israeli hasbara [advocacy], I would buy media outlets around the world and have Erdogan talk from morning until night.”