Turkey wants a million per killer. Israel wants to pay $100,000 compensation for each jihadist killed when Israeli commandos boarded the Marmara in May 2010. Why would Israelis agree to pay off anyone who came to kill them?
Obama forced Bibi to apologize to that Turkish caliph Erdogan. It's his mess, let Obama clean it up. On second thought, perhaps not. Knowing Obama, he'd use Bibi as his mop.
Turkey demands $1m for each flotilla fatality 27 March 1, Lilach Weissman, Jerusalem Post (hat tip Zhanna)
Ankara, J'lem at odds on compensation, as Israel is only willing to pay $100,000 for each Turk killed in 'Mavi Marmara' raid; Turkish PM says Turkey will become more involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.There are huge gaps between Israel and Turkey over the level of compensation to be paid to the families of those killed in the Marmara incident. While Turkey is demanding $1 million for each person killed, Israel is prepared to pay $100,000. Nine Turks died when Israeli commandos boarded the Marmara, which was part of a flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade in May 2010. Minister of Justice Tsipi Livni is mediating between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Israel. She has spoken to Davutoglu over the past few days and the two countries have agreed to set up a joint committee to discuss the amount of compensation to be paid. Israel will be represented on the joint committee by National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror and Adv. Joseph Ciechanover. Hebrew daily "Yediot Ahronot" reports this morning that the Turks are angry with Livni after she labeled Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "Arab leader." The newspaper also reported that dozens of Israelis have already gone on vacation in Turkey's Antalya region after the reconciliation between the two countries. Danny and Hadar from Haifa are quoted as saying, "There's no reason to be afraid and I don't feel like the traitor that some websites are calling those who travel to Turkey."