By Dr. Efrat Aviv
Palestinian Muslim reading the Koran in Al-Aqsa Mosque, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel, image by Mustafa Bader via Wikipedia
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 544
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey continues to insert itself more and more into the ongoing clashes on the Temple Mount, almost as if it legally represents the Palestinians in the dispute. Turkey’s anti-Israel agitation, which garners wide support among Palestinians in both Gaza and the PA, is hardly new. But its patronage of the Palestinians hides more than religious sentiment. Turkish anti-Zionism, which aligns directly with anti-Semitism, is being expressed once again through the current friction.