Why not let NATO decide who they want? instead of you setting them straight from Tucson as to who they should or should not excersize with? Perhaps they have almost as much insight into what is militarily good for them as you do.? Peter SM Obviously they had. Turkey has been a NATO member since 1942 and fought in Korea that year with America. Turkey has been a key member of NATO during the cold war only partly because of its strategic location. . Turkey is a still an important NATO member. Israel has nothing to offer that begins to compare to what Turkey contributes to the NATO alliance. Israel would be a liability to NATO politically, and has no strategic value nor contribute to America?s or Europe?s security in any way. That is why Israel has not been accepted into NATO.
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from the article: Barak warns against further harming Israel-Turkey relations