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Under the above heading, Anna Uranets wrote in Gazeta Rowe about Netanyahu’s announcement of negotiations to normalize relations with Turkey.
The article reads: Sputnik Turkish wrote that Israel and Turkey are in talks to normalize relations. According to the newspaper, the Prime Minister of Israel announced this in a meeting with his voters in Bat Yam.
Netanyahu said that relations with neighboring countries in the eastern Mediterranean are extremely important to the region’s well-being and peace.
Officially, Israeli diplomatic relations exist with Turkey. Yes, there were ups and downs in these relations, ambassadors were called in, ambassadors returning, the level went down, the two countries called in each other’s ambassadors to make proposals at the State Department – that’s it. But relations between Turkey and Israel have a very solid economic basis, and they still exist, “says Israeli political analyst Benny Briskin.
However, the Israeli leadership, according to the expert, is largely guided by populism, and talks about rapprochement with Turkey.
The country is now preparing to hold its fourth early elections for the Knesset (Parliament) in less than two years. It will be held on March 23, due to the inability of Parliament to approve the state budget on time.
Netanyahu needs to win the elections. This is the main task in Israel today. On the other hand, Israel needs, of course, good peaceful relations with any country, especially with the countries of the Mediterranean region, including of course Turkey. On the other hand, one of the main trump cards that Netanyahu sells to his voters is that he is an international leader, and the other candidates for prime minister are less than him, “notes Benny Briskin.
According to the expert, since relations between Turkey and Israel are not frozen, and contacts are taking place in one way or another, it is impossible to accuse Netanyahu of lying. At the same time, it is also not necessary to say that the statements of the Prime Minister will certainly be followed by a real rapprochement between the two parties.
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