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New tensions in the Gaza conflict

Relations between Turkey and Israel hit a low point following Israel's attack on an aid flotilla for Gaza in June. Read how Europe's press appraised the consequences of the attack in the subsequent weeks.

Eleftherotypia - Greece | Tuesday, 17. August 2010

Israel needs Greece

Benjamin Netanyahu became the first Israeli prime minister to travel to Greece on Monday. The leftist daily Eleftherotypia looks at the reasons behind the rapprochement and warns of potential dangers: » more

La Vanguardia - Spain | Tuesday, 10. August 2010

UN committee assesses Israel's attack on Gaza flotilla

In Israel, an international UN inquiry committee has begun investigating the May attack on an aid flotilla headed for Gaza. However Israel has announced it will boycott the commission should soldiers be questioned. The liberal daily La Vanguardia praises the committee: » more

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | Wednesday, 4. August 2010

UN commission to limit damage to Israel's image

After weeks of resistance, Israel has agreed to a UN investigation of the attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. It's a good decision, says the left-wing daily die tageszeitung, but it was the result of heavy pressure: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Tuesday, 6. July 2010

Turkey hostile to Israel

Turkey is threatening to break off diplomatic relations with Israel if the latter doesn't issue an apology for the attack on the Gaza aid flotilla and approve the setting up of an international committee of inquiry. The business paper Il Sole 24 Ore criticises Turkey's stance: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Friday, 18. June 2010

Israel eases Gaza blockade

Israel has decided to relax its blockade of the Gaza Strip. A necessary step, writes the daily Berlingske Tidende, warning that pressure on the radical Hamas leadership should be maintained: » more

Jyllands-Posten - Denmark | Monday, 14. June 2010

Turkey realigns the Middle East

Turkey has sharply criticised new UN sanctions against Iran and condemned the Israeli attack on the Gaza aid flotilla. These are clear signs of Ankara's reorientation, writes the daily Jyllands-Posten: » more

Trouw - Netherlands | Friday, 11. June 2010

Cards reshuffled in the Middle East

The conflict over the Israeli attack on an aid flotilla for Gaza illustrates the new balance of power in the Middle East. In relying on its ally the US Israel is making a mistake, writes international politics expert Rob de Wijk in the daily Trouw: » more

The Irish Independent - Ireland | Tuesday, 8. June 2010

Irish should remember their guilt regarding Jews

Protests and demonstrations against Israel are gaining momentum in Ireland. But despite all the sympathy for the Palestinians the Irish nation's collective guilt regarding the Jews should not be forgotten, warns the liberal daily the Irish Independent: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Monday, 7. June 2010

Erdoğan sides with the Palestinians

A growing number of people in Turkey are willing to listen to Islamist voices since Israel's attack on the flotilla headed for Gaza, writes the conservative daily Berlingske Tidende: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 7. June 2010

Turkey must use influence in the Middle East

Autopsies of the victims of the Israeli military attack on the international aid flotilla have sparked another wave of indignation in Turkey. According to the findings, nine people were killed by 30 gunshots. The left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung warns that Turkey must not succumb to nationalist outrage, lest it lose its role as observer and go-between: » more

The Irish Times - Ireland | Monday, 7. June 2010

Turkey's newfound self-assurance

In the last week Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sharply condemned the Israeli attack on the aid ship for Gaza. The daily The Irish Times writes that Erdoğan's criticism is not an expression of anti-Semitism but of a new Turkish self-assurance: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Friday, 4. June 2010

Hair-raising public relations policy

Israel threatens to lose all credibility with its stubborn attitude in the conflict over its bloody military operation in the Mediterranean, writes the daily Die Presse: » more

Blog Europe - Italy | Friday, 4. June 2010

EU underscores its disunity

The UN Human Rights Council wants to have Israel's attack on an aid flotilla investigated by an independent commission. However not Israel but Europe is the real loser after the Council's vote, writes Andrea Bonanni in his Blog Europe for the left-liberal La Repubblica: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Friday, 4. June 2010

Stubbornness increases pressure

With its refusal to admit an independent enquiry into the military attack in the Mediterranean Israel is provoking its allies, the left-liberal Süddeutsche Zeitung warns: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Thursday, 3. June 2010

Rock bottom for Obama in the Middle East

The US government has taken a long time to express its views on the Israeli attack on an aid flotilla. The daily Der Standard calls on the US to start putting pressure on Israel: » more

El País - Spain | Thursday, 3. June 2010

Amos Oz on the Israeli obsession with violence

After Israel's attack on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip the Israeli author Amos Oz criticises the uncontrolled use of violence in the left-liberal daily El País: » more

ABC - Spain | Wednesday, 2. June 2010

Ankara must decide

Turkey is acting against Europe's interests and needs to be clear about its future development, writes the conservative daily ABC commenting on the support for the Gaza Strip aid flotilla and Turkey's mediating role in the conflict with Iran: » more

La Stampa - Italy | Wednesday, 2. June 2010

Farewell to the West

Turkey is moving further and further away from the West and causing a geopolitical shift within the Atlantic alliance, writes liberal daily La Stampa: » more

Lietuvos rytas - Lithuania | Wednesday, 2. June 2010

Turkey's double standards

Turkey's comments on Israel's military attack against an aid flotilla in the Mediterranean betray its double standards, writes the daily Lietuvos Rytas: » more

Helsingin Sanomat - Finland | Tuesday, 1. June 2010

Israel faces isolation

Israel's assault on an aid flotilla has left it isolated by the international community, writes the daily Helsingin Sanomat: » more

De Standaard - Belgium | Tuesday, 1. June 2010

UN must become active

The attack on the flotilla carrying aid for the Gaza Strip must prompt the international community to crank up pressure on Israel, the daily De Standaard writes: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Tuesday, 1. June 2010

Commission of enquiry must investigate assault

After Israel's military attack on an aid flotilla for the Gaza Strip the conservative daily Berlingske Tidende calls for an independent international commission of enquiry. ... » more

Dnevnik - Slovenia | Tuesday, 1. June 2010

Pirates from the Holy Land

The international community must call Israel to account for its attack on the aid flotilla for the Gaza Strip, demands the daily Dnevnik: » more


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