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Turkey talks tough and Isreal on back foot. World waiting to see how Obama treats Isreal ?

Isreali Army on the Boat devasted by them killing more than 15 people un confirmed reports say they are many injured too. All the people on the boat were NGOs carry humanitarian aid to the victims of Gaza.

In Tel Aviv, ( Media Reports )  In Tel AvivIsrael, demonstrators gathered in front of the Turkish Embassy carrying signs that said “Provocation is not a way for peace” and “Erdogan-Islamo-fascist” in reference to Turkey’s president, according to Ynet, Israel’s largest news website.  This is the same old story do it and deny it. by Isreal.

At an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting called by Turkey, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused Israel of piracy and “murder conducted by a state.”

“No state is above the law,” Davutoglu said, adding that “Israel must be held accountable for its crimes.”

Turkey also recalled its Israeli ambassador, canceled three planned joint military exercises with Israel and called for Israel to apologize.

Israeli officials, while avoiding much direct criticism of Turkey, made clear that they believed the flotilla was a thinly disguised effort to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

“If indeed it were a humanitarian mission, it would have accepted, weeks ago, during the planning stages, the offer by the Israeli authorities to transfer the aid, through to the port of Ashdod, to Gaza through the existing overland crossing, in accordance with established procedures,” said Daniel Carmon, Israel’s deputy permanent U.N. representative.

Carmon also noted that Palestinian activists included members of the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, which he said had links to terrorist organizations including al Qaeda.

Further evidence of the deepness of the rift was the report that 15,000 Israelis canceled vacation plans for this year on the Turkish coast, one of the few places in the region where they previously were welcome.

The initial U.S. response expressed sorrow for the loss of life while calling for a full investigation, but stopping short of making any public judgment.

Traditional U.S. support for Israel surfaced in the Security Council meeting, where Alejandro Wolff, the deputy permanent U.S. representative, said the relief aid bound for Gaza should have been transported through accepted international mechanisms set up because of the Israeli blockade.

“These non-provocative and non-confrontational mechanisms should be the ones used for the benefit of all those in Gaza,” Wolff said. “Direct delivery by sea is neither appropriate nor responsible, and certainly not effective, under the circumstances.”

It was unclear whether the United States would take sides any further, such as backing Turkey’s call for Israel to apologize for its raid on the flotilla.

Namik Tan, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, called the U.S. response so far “sort of weak.” Asked what Turkey wants the United States to do on any potential statement or censure from the Security Council, the ambassador said the question was too “hypothetical.”

He added, however, “Israel should not get away with this.”

After years of cooperative relations with Israel that has built a strong trade relationship and military ties, Turkey protested strongly against the Israeli military’s offensive in Gaza in 2008.

Now Turkey is calling for Israel to identify and send home the dead from the flotilla assault, and release all detained activists as well as the seized ships.

So far, Israel has shown no inclination to do so

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