common enemies is more like it. if its opposing syria and iraq, and iran, there could be a common cause, but essentially the two countries have limited common interests and that can become apparent in times of stress. that israel is protecting turkey from charges of genocide is almost mind boggling as israel is paranoid about holocaust type events. and where was our friend turkey when hamas rocketed israel daily for a year? heh heh. yeah, barak, we should keep channels open, but this event should remind us there is no real common interest and more likely the opposite. blood and religious ties will out and prevail in times of stress.
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: Barak warns against further harming Israel-Turkey relations