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  9/14/2011, Elul 15, 5771

Israel Backs Down from Erdogan's Tough Talk


The Security Cabinet has decided against responding to the verbal attacks against Israel being made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Israel has no intention to aggravate the situation, like Erdogan is doing," a political source close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) said Wednesday evening.

According to the source, Washington has asked Erdogan to stop the hostile statements. Jerusalem said that if Erdogan's words turn to actions, Israel will decide how to respond.