A member of the coalition’s Blue and White party appears to criticize the government’s handling of the detention by Turkey of an Israeli couple for photographing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s palace, after the two were released and returned to Israel earlier today.
“Stop kowtowing to Erdogan! What happened in Turkey was terror for the purpose of making a political profit. It succeeded for him and this could be a dangerous precedent for Israelis traveling abroad,” MK Ruth Wasserman Lande tweets.
Later, on Channel 12, she adds of Erdogan: “He kidnapped innocent people in broad daylight… Thanking him is necessary, but why all this talk about warmed relations and a new era? No!”
PM Bennett and President Herzog “gave us a lesson in diplomacy” but many other senior officials “stroking” turkey with misplaced talk of warmed ties, she says.