The many shared challenges that Israel and Turkey face in the region today could serve to bridge the gaps that have kept their reconciliation at bay, and re-shape diplomatic relations amidst a rapidly-evolving Middle East.
Palestinians hope to build upon the wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders. There is a strong and ever-growing peace movement that is joined from within Israeli society and the international community.
Israel needs to be disabused of the notion that the Islamist tendency' of the AK Party is the only driving force behind Turkey's policy and Turkey needs to understand that Israel has serious and legitimate security concerns.
Until the UN Human Rights Council stops turning a blind eye to the myriad abuses occurring elsewhere, focusing nearly all of its resources on attacking one nation, it will continue to be impossible to take seriously.
Democracy for America doesn't seem to have a problem with backing those who support the self-destructive policies of Netanyahu, though they would refuse to support those who backed the same kinds of policies under Bush.
Last week, news about the latest aid ship aiming to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza received little media attention. Tragically, all parties involved finally did what they were supposed to do and not many people heard about it.
We all must continue our efforts to get answers from the U.S. government about what its role in, or knowledge of the attack on the flotilla, and what it has done since the attack to protect and vindicate the rights of its citizens.
My report does not investigate the events on board the Mavi Marmara. There are plenty of committees who will look into that. Instead, I focus on how the Israeli military used online tools to deliver its narrative of the events, to the global audience.
For a country that has led the world in developing cutting edge communication hardware and software technologies, it is ironic and saddening that Israel has so far failed to utilize them wisely in its own defense.
As the Jewish state begins to examine its own actions and decision-making in the flotilla disaster, it is becoming that much clearer that Israelis need, for their own sake, to begin to study non-violence.