‚Israel will mull apologizing for Marmara raid problems‘

29.07.2011                      27.Tammus, 5771


'Israel will mull apologizing for Marmara raid problems'

Following meetings in Washington with Clinton, Panetta, defense minister says J'lem must "come to an understanding with Turkey" in order to prevent publication of UN report that is "problematic for Israel."

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday said that Israel was "willing to consider apologizing" for problems that occurred during last year's raid of the Turkish flotilla ship the Mavi Marmara in which nine Turks were killed by IDF commandos.
Speaking to reporters in Washington following a meeting with his US counterpart Leon Panetta, Barak said that he would prefer to come to an understanding with Turkey rather than wait for the publication of a UN report on the incident, which he deemed "problematic for Israel." …