Cheering Then Cursing: Israel and Turkey's Volatile Relations Should Be Priority

The positive attention given to the Israeli elections by the Turkish media should be a sign to Israel that now is the time to rebuild ties with Ankara. As the Middle East becomes ever more unstable, relations with Turkey are more important than ever – but there will be a price to pay on both sides.

Last week, in the midst of the Israeli election results, the Turkish media briefly switched its attention because of a major fire that took place at Istanbul's famous Galatasaray University campus, where a five hundred-year-old building caught ablaze, burning the architectural marvel. However, by morning time, all eyes were back on Israel, questioning if these results would lead to a government that would renew...