Without Gaza, Israel Will Lose Turkey

In responding to Gaza rocket fire by sealing the Gaza Strip and restricting the movement of its residents, Israel does itself more harm than good.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology to Turkey, brokered by U.S. President Barack Obama, presents an opportunity for Israel to break its stalemate with Ankara and to improve its already close ties with Washington, following years of disagreements about Israeli policy toward the Palestinians. This is another important step toward minimizing harmful restrictions on Palestinian citizens' movement to and from...