Haaretz’s Barak Ravid made a mountain of meaning out of Shimon Peres’ offering condolences to Turkey’s prime minister on the death of the latter’s elderly mother recently:
Peres’s condolences are particularly noteworthy in light of the recent deterioration in ties between Israel and Turkey.
The Israeli president’s offer is not “noteworthy,” other than a hypocritical attempt to substitute empathy for one individual for actually showing remorse for the suffering of nine murdered Turks and the anger of the rest of the nation at their treatment.
If Peres wanted to express condolences he might’ve tried doing so to the entire Turkish people for the Mavi Marmara massacre. As for Peres’ effort, it’s pure hypocrisy.