Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 6:36
Israel's Foreign Ministry was divided into two camps over the apology of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon for his treatment of Turkey's ambassador Ahmet Oguz Celikkol. Some officials say, "Israel will benefit from the way in which Ayalon managed the crisis. The result is that today Turkey will be much more careful in its statements [about Israel]," but others claim:
(Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip) Erdogan will only change his rhetoric if he sees that it costs him something. But blasting Israel does not cost him anything, and actually gains him points both at home and in the Arab world.