Meagrely getting by on back door diplomacy

This week Israel carried out key two diplomatic moves in the region. Both moves share one thing in common: the need to show an intention to normalise relations without giving in to anyone’s demands.

How to lose friends and alienate people

On a collision course with the Palestinians ahead of their UN statehood bid, Israel has paid little attention to its deteriorating relations with its regional allies. Even before next week's vote, Israel's Mideast diplomacy is at a low ebb.
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Q&A: Gallagher Fenwick on the breakdown of Turkish-Israeli relations

Our Jerusalem Correspondent, Gallagher Fenwick, tells us more about Israel's response to Turkey's decision to expel the Israeli ambassador and suspend military accords amid a row over last year's attack on a Gaza aid flotilla.
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