The predominant Ashkenazi jews in Israel are European converts and they have no history in the Middle East nor any historic connection to it. They,by their blood line are of European descent and that is where the history and connection lie...in Europe. Sephardic jews and Palestinian Arabs are the only indigenous people with a history to the area. Sephardic jews were always and still are a minority.
Turkish President Erdogan approves interim government (AP)