The Implications of the war for Israel’s Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey, at least as long as the AKP is in power, cannot be considered a reliable partner for major national projects such as energy exports. Cyprus and to some extent Greece proved their value in an emergency as Israel's backup air and sea "rear areas." Sustaining an effective dialog with Cairo and avoiding acts and statements that would exacerbate tensions must remain a vital aspect of Israeli policy.
Israel’s Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean:The Tango with Turkey Has Limits
The first foreign minister to visit Greece after the swearing-in of Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ new government was Israel’s Eli Cohen – a sign that both countries see the importance of their relationship and the new alignment of forces in the Eastern Mediterranean. While new avenues of dialogue are opening between Jerusalem and Ankara – including a planned visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, officially confirmed by Erdogan – Israel’s priorities should remain firm. Pressure to agree to a gas pipeline to Turkey should be resisted. Regarding national security, the partnership with Greece and Cyprus is a game changer, giving Israel
The Libyan EEZ Challenge: Israel Should Reject
Turkey’s Claims in the Eastern Mediterranean
The delineation of the Libyan and Turkish Exclusive Economic Zones was and remains essential not only for Israel and Egypt but also for others in the region who seek to curtail Erdogan’s ambitions and shore up Egypt’s economic and political stability.