President Obama was not able to aid Israelis and Palestinians to resolve their differences but he was able to aid Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to end his childish behavior toward Turkey and apologize for the Gaza debacle. An official on Air Force One said that Netanyahu had apologized to Prime Minister Recep Erdogan for the murder of innocent Turkish people who were attempting to bring aid to inhabitants in Gaza in 2010. “On behalf of Israelis he apologized for any deaths” that occurred. He also promised to compensate families for loss of their relatives. Netanyahu also spoke with Erdogan who accepted the apology.
When Benjamin Netanyahu assumed the office of prime minister of Israel his nation had close ties with Turkey. Within two years his behavior led to the end of friendship including the end of joint military exercises by both armies.
For some reason the people of Israel prefer a prime minister who ends alliances!