Turkey’s Problem With Israel Is Bigger Than the Mavi Marmara

Despite the wishful thinking of Israeli and Turkish pundits and politicians that a settlement of the Mavi Marmara affair would enable a renewed alliance between the two countries, this has little chance when anti-Israeli rhetoric serves to keep the current Turkish government in power and Turkish regional influence on the rise.

Turkey's government this week issued a sharp riposte to those Israeli politicians and pundits, and some Turkish ones, who believe it is possible to...