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Israel’s Turkish conundrum

Israel needs to confront Turkish neo-imperialism, but is economically and politically hamstrung.

Among its many other insidious effects, the coronavirus crisis is complicating various aspects of Israeli foreign relations.

Prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, the Israeli economy was in excellent shape, with good GNP and export growth, low unemployment, low inflation, and healthy agricultural, industrial and hi-tech sectors. The energy situation had improved greatly with the development of the off-shore gas fields, which not only strengthened domestic energy independence but also served as the basis for forging agreements with several regional countries.

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