Note how each nation put their own unique twist on the situation.
From Turkey: So who is Israel's one true friend? Clue: it isn't the US
Getting to the last sentence:Friends don't let friends drive drunk, an old American slogan says. By that measure the US has hardly been a real friend to Israel over the past decade. It has enabled a pattern of Israeli behaviour so reckless as to endanger Israel's prospects of ever achieving peaceful coexistence with the states and peoples around it.
An aggressive drunk often reserves his most toxic invective for those of his friends who tell him the truth: that his behaviour is intolerable, is dangerous to himself and others, and can't be allowed to continue.
So it should come as no surprise that the most belligerent of Israel's leaders are shaking their fists at Turkey......
It is better for Israel – and the US too, frankly – if Turkey takes the lead in saying things that western powers are no longer willing to say. Because the essence of Turkey's message is simple: Israel needs to sober up.
Love the analogy Israel as the wreckless drunkard, stumbling along on a drunken and destructive path, emboldened by an unhealthy relationship with an equally sick enabler, the US.
Now, the take by Israel: I find it quite typically Israeli. But, I don't want to ruin it.
Let's just say, it is the same old, same old.
The rift in Israeli-Turkish relations is the result of Ankara turning away from secularism and toward more radical Islam, Israel's military intelligence chief said on Tuesday.
For Israel there is one narrative, one myth, the powerful story, radical muslims.
Cripes, at least the writer from Turkey was more creative. With Israel, it's the same old, same old.
What is really going on between these two, is anyones guess.
Definitely the relationship has soured.
Turkey expressed, and rightly so, disgust over the brutal attack on Gaza.
Israel most recently retaliated with a childish chastising of the Turkish ambassador on Israeli television.
(Acknowledged in the article from Haaretz.)
While that kind of foolishness may play out well to an Israeli audience, it looks petty and vindictive internationally.
Just kiss and say goodbye, when it is over, it is over.