Leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog («Machane, Zioni») stated that the government could restore relations with Turkey two years ago, and to do so on more favorable terms.
As reported by radio station «Rachel bet», Isaac Herzog criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman for what they are, he said, then missed this opportunity. He declared that «Netanyahu is afraid of Lieberman», so don’t normalize relations with Ankara. He called to prevent the entry of Erdogan to the Gaza strip.
Avigdor Lieberman, in turn, said that it is unclear whether this agreement is executed, but the damage is done. He warned that because of a deal with Turkey could hurt Israel’s relations with countries such as Greece and Cyprus.
As reported yesterday, the agreement on normalization provides for the following: the return of the two States ambassadors, cancel any claims against officers and soldiers of the IDF, the Israeli compensation Fund for those affected in the clash on Board the Mavi Marmara in the amount of 20 million dollars, the willingness of Turkey to counter any terrorist activity on its territory, the ban on entry to Turkey Salah Aruri, a known Hamas activist who according to some reports, was the initiator of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in gush Etwine in the summer of 2014, Turkey’s agreement to lay the pipeline through its territory and the immediate start of talks to sell Israeli gas to Turkey.