Israel is �main threat to Middle East peace�: Turkey

Breitbart (Link) - AFP (April 7, 2010)

The prime minister of Turkey, Israel�s only ally in the Muslim world, on Wednesday branded the Jewish state the �principal threat to peace� in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan�s remarks to reporters at a breakfast meeting in Paris marked a new low in rapidly deteriorating relations between Israel and Turkey, which once had close military and political ties.

�If a country uses disproportionate force in Palestine, in Gaza -- uses phosphorous shells -- we�re not going to say �bravo�,� he declared, referring to Israel January 2009 offensive against Hamas-controlled Gaza.