When Israel commits some infamous act, as they have a tendency to do, all they have to do is hunker down and wait it out, while America runs interference for them. In time, it is forgotten with no penalty or responsibility placed upon Israel. This is the routine and it is what Israelis have come to expect. Breaking ties would be a new development and a very serious one. Israel will claim that they never liked Turkey anyway and they don't need diplomatic relations. This is probably true, but America definitely needs good relations with Turkey. In fact, Turkey is much more important to America than Israel is. Turkey borders on Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and hosts NATO bases and two American bases, including an important air force base. If forced to choose between supporting Israel or Turkey on a given issue, Obama will lean toward Turkey.
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from the article: Report: Turkey mulls suspending Israel ties over Gaza flotilla