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Israeli raid ‘puts Obama stuck between a rock and a hard place’

WASHINGTON – The Obama team was caught Wednesday between a rock and a hard place as it tried to navigate between key allies Israel and Turkey following an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship, analysts said. U.S.-Turkish ties have already come under strain over Ankara’s diplomacy with Iran and…

Israel isolated as world demands raid probe

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Israel found itself isolated on the global stage Tuesday as world leaders demanded a swift and honest investigation into its deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla. A day after the pre-dawn assault in international waters which left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead, nations across the…

Turkish PM calls Israeli ship raid a ‘massacre’

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister sharply criticized Israel for the “bloody massacre” that killed nine people on a Gaza-bound aid vessel and warned Tuesday that no one should test Turkey’s diplomatic patience. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told lawmakers in the Parliament that the Israeli military action was an…

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