Israel’s relationship with its near neighbor Turkey is complicated. The two countries have seen diplomatic relations cool since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Things took a turn for the worse when Israel’s ambassador to Turkey was expelled earlier in the year following violence at the Israel-Gaza border crossing. However, there are some signs that there… Read more »
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a bipartisan measure honoring a decade-long memorandum of understanding between America and Israel, giving $3.8 billion annually to the Jewish state, while also also temporarily blocking the U.S. delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.