Below is a statement from Rep. Bill Keating, Ranking Member of the Europe Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, following recent developments between Turkey and Israel.
"Today's conversation between Prime Ministers Erdogan and Netanyahu is a welcome change in the recent relationship of these two historic allies. I commend both leaders for moving forward in the interest of regional peace and security. Furthermore, their nations have had a long-standing partnership that stemmed from the interconnectedness of their people. It is heartening to see that some bonds, even in the face disagreement, are too difficult to break. During a time of great instability and uncertainty in the Middle East, I hope that the progress made today can serve as an example to others."