40 Israeli passengers detained at Istanbul airport

If Prime Minister Netanyahu believed that relations couldn't get any worse with Turkey over his refusal to apologize for his soldiers protecting themselves during the Gaza incident with Mavi Marmara, he must certainly be surprised at this. YNet News: About 40 Israeli passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul were held for several hours by local police on Monday after their passports had been taken away from them. The passengers said that the Turkish police officers were disrespectful, claiming that such an incident was unprecedented. "I think that the police officers didn't even know what they were looking for," one of the passengers told Ynet. "They apparently got an order to detain us, one by one. Everyone was in shock; we didn't know what they were going to do to us. Obviously this was done intentionally in order to create an unpleasant feeling." Perhaps more than an "unpleasant feeling:" Authorities in Jerusalem estimate that the detention of the...(Read Full Post)