Burak Bekdil: Normalization between Ankara and Jerusalem? Guess again.

The ‘Zionist Entity’ and the House of Saud (taken from the name of the jpg file). Google says the image came from this site. You won’t get a content warning, but you should. It is crazy. I was looking for images of Zionist plots and I could not resist this one — the implausibility of it is enormous. You cannot even enter Saudi Arabia if you are an Israeli.

Until Jerusalem is the capital of a Palestinian state and Israel is pushed back to its pre-1967 borders, it will be “halal” for Erdogan to blame Israel for global warming, the Ebola virus, starvation in Africa and every other misfortune the world faces.

On the press freedoms index 2014 of Reporters without Borders, Turkey ranks an embarrassing 154th, a score worse than Burundi, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Libya, Uganda and Kyrgyzstan, among others. Once again, Erdogan corrupted facts and figures in order to bash Israel.

Holy struggle against Israel is a prerequisite for Erdogan’s pro-Hamas Islamism, and the cold war and Erdogan’s explosive rhetoric around it have yielded a treasure-trove of votes in a country that champions anti-Semitism…