Turkey-Israel: From Strategic partners to regional rivals

In the 1950’s and again in the 1990’s, Israel and Turkey have been regional partners, almost best friends. They both faced the hostility of their common neighbor separating them, Syria. They were officially or practically in the Western orbit. And they had no conflict over the body of water they live next to, the Mediterranean. All of that changed over the last twenty years, with Turkey at odds with Israel over religion, Palestinians and energy resources, and pulling away from the United States. Is it reversible, or are Turkey and Israel doomed to remain rivals, as long as Ankara is led by President Erdogan?

Guests Mr. Yusuf Erim, TRT World Editor at large, and Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak: research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center and JISS. Analyst Amir Oren. Host Jonathan Hessen.

Jerusalem Studio

The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.

The program is hosted by TV7 Israel News anchor Jonathan Hessen.

  • First broadcast: November 17, 2020, TV7 World
  • Episode number: 558
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Swedish