Erdogan Admonishes Israeli President
From Associated Press
By JOHN DANISZEWSKI and MATT MOORE
The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations.
“Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza,” Peres said, his voice rising in emotion. “Why did they fight us, what did they want? There was never a day of starvation in Gaza.”
Iran maintains that it is seeking nuclear power for peaceful purposes and not for a weapons programme.