Israel says Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial service

By REUTERS and ISRAEL HAYOM— Israel on Wednesday accused a senior Turkish official of “misusing” a Holocaust commemoration to criticize Israeli policy, the latest exchange in a bitter row between the former allies. Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek late on Wednesday addressed members of Turkey’s tiny Jewish community and others at a Holocaust Memorial Day…

Turkey’s bark and bite

By BURAK BEKDIL— Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, expressed pride on Nov. 11, that “Turkey was the loudest voice against Israel’s actions.” “From here, I once more call on Israel and Israel’s brutal rulers: Don’t you dare considering resuming these attacks against al-Quds and the al-Aqsa Mosque, regarding … internal turmoil and tension in the…

Tehran presses Assad to send Hizballah sophisticated anti-air interceptors

By DEBKAFILE-— Israeli Air Force jets were reported flying over Damascus in the last few hours by foreign sources. According to debkafile’s Iranian and intelligence sources, Iran has been pushing Bashar Assad hard to let Hizballah have sophisticated weapons, including self-propelled SA-17 interceptor missile systems. Tehran is reminding the Syrian ruler of the debt he…