Our Friends the Turks
Another eruption of antisemitism from Turkey.
JERUSALEM, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A Turkish television drama series which depicts an Israeli soldier shooting dead a Palestinian baby, strained already tense relations on Thursday between Israel and Turkey, a strategic Muslim ally.
Previously close ties between the Jewish state and Turkey, a secular state with a Muslim population, have deteriorated since Israel’s offensive in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Islamist group Hamas.
Turkey has at the same time strengthened its relations with neighbouring Syria, where much of Hamas’ leadership is based. …
The scene, broadcast on Israel’s Channel Two television on Wednesday, showed a Palestinian father holding a baby above his head and an Israeli soldier deliberately shooting the infant.