Given past performances, I'd say that
This kind of after-the-fact truth-telling is good as far as it goes, but it actually doesn't go very far: it is restricted to responding to lies, exaggerations, and accusations.
What would it look like if the Israeli government played offense? First and foremost, this would require some serious criticism of the Islamist government of
Quite a performance! Wouldn't it be remarkable if the Israelis had gotten ahead of the story by making their own accusations and demands? Here are a few ideas of the kind of concrete action the Israelis could take -- if they had the stones to really take a stand.
1. Expel the Turkish ambassador and declare his return contingent on a full, credible, and public Turkish investigation of the terrorist organization that planned and funded the "aid flotilla."
2. Publicly demand reparations from
3. Demand a UN investigation of why
4. Fund a Kurdish human-rights NGO in
5. Fund a Turkish-language documentary on the Armenian genocide, upload it to YouTube, and promote it heavily in
The model of hasbara, or public diplomacy, that
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