Hamas is busy in Istanbul, and Jerusalem is worried

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Hamas chief Ismael Haniyeh and Turkish PM Recep Erdogan

Assessment: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been open in his support for of Hamas, the Edomite eternal enemy of the Jewish people …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fickle and unpredictable, a high-ranking security official recently warned Israel’s political leadership. The official recommended that Israel be cautious in the face of Turkey’s gestures, which he said are designed to use Israel to put Erdogan back in a position to influence the Biden administration. Israel should respect him, but be wary, the official concluded.

“Therefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:20

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The warning didn’t come out of the clear blue sky. The Israeli security establishment is warning the political echelon not to get overexcited and rush into normalization with Turkey.

While the possibility of a meeting in Istanbul between Erdogan and President Isaac Herzog – which Erdogan mentioned only a few days ago – is sparking hope in the Foreign Ministry, security experts are trying to calm everyone down. The defense and security apparatus is keeping tabs on the latest romance with Turkey – which used to be Israel’s strategic, military, and intelligence partner but which in the past decade has opened its arms to Hamas and other branches of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East. Officials are also worried that a number of understandings and agreements between Israel and allies such as Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus could be affected if Jerusalem moves toward Ankara.

Information making its way to the defense and security establishment these past few months is worrying. While Erdogan is laying the groundwork and preparing Turkish public opinion for a change to relations with Israel, and senior Israeli officials are in contact with head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan, a Hamas command continues to operate in Turkey and execute terrorist attacks and attempted attacks in Israel, Judea, and Samaria.

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