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Enemy? Trade is booming between Israel and Turkey

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Submitted by Can Oz (United States), Feb 19, 2013 at 18:31

Follow the money, not the rhetoric. If Turkey really is an enemy of Israel under "Erdo─čan & Co", why are their trade relations still in the billions of dollars? Dr. Pipes must be aware of this fact.

It seems American pro-Israel interest groups are more hostile to Turkey than Israel itself.

Why?

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Yes, trade between Turkey & Israel has increased, even as political relations have worsened.

I don't know which American pro-Israel interest groups you are thinking of but AIPAC for one has been quiet on the topic of Turkey.

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