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Istanbul's Jews receive Israeli Pres. Herzog with enthusiasm

"We've been waiting for this to happen for a long time," notes one local Jew after Herzog visited Istanbul's Neve Shalom synagogue.

Istanbul's Jews receive Israeli Pres. Herzog with enthusiasmplayer

Herzog: I think of the 10-year-old who sees hopeful picture of me and Erdogan

President Isaac Herzog sums up his visit to Turkey at invitation of President Erdogan: 'We don't forget the past but look to the future.'

'I think of the 10-year-old who sees this message of hope'

'Diplomatic bullseye' - Israel to reset relations with Turkey?

With Herzog making the first high-profile visit to Turkey since 2008, revival of relations with Erdogan could mark a diplomatic victory.

'Diplomatic bullseye' - Israel to reset relations with Turkey? player

Turkey and Israel agree to work towards improving relations

Spokesman for Erdogan's party says Turkey and Israel have agreed to work towards improving their relations following Erdogan-Herzog call.

Turkey and Israel agree to work towards improving relations

'We want better ties with Israel'

Turkish president says talks with Israel are continuing, adding that despite strong opposition to Israeli policies, he hopes to improve ties

'We want better ties with Israel'

Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly open to idea of improving relations with Israel.

Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic dialogue after six years

Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem to travel to Turkey for a series of diplomatic meetings with local officials.

Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic dialogue after six years

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Naeh, arrives in the capital, becoming Israel's first envoy to Turkey since 2010.

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

Marmara families won't drop lawsuits

Despite receiving compensation from Israel, families of Turkish Islamists killed in 2010 flotilla vow to pursue criminal cases.

Marmara families won't drop lawsuits against Israel

Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

Israel and Turkey agree to begin discussions on building a gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Europe.

Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Israel's Energy Minister expected to meet his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Report: Israel pays compensation to Turkey

Turkish media reports Israel paid compensation for Mavi Marmara flotilla as part of the reconciliation agreement between the two countries.

Report: Israel pays compensation to Turkey

Expert: Reconciliation with Turkey helps Israel

Islamic expert Dr. Ephraim Herrera tells Arutz Sheva that Israel and Turkey have mutual interests, but Israel needs to remain vigilant.

Expert: Reconciliation with Turkey helps Israelplayer

'The government was not honest with us'

Hadar Goldin's mother says it is a basic humanitarian value to have the return of her son's body included in an agreement with Turkey.

'The government was not honest with us'player

Zoabi urges more flotillas

MK Hanin Zoabi says the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey was a clear “admission of murder” by Israel.

Zoabi urges more flotillas following Israel-Turkey agreement

Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far'

MK Itzik Shmuli blasts Israel for reportedly agreeing to pay compensation for Marmara families as part of deal with Turkey.

Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far' in Turkey agreement

Fallen soldiers' families protest Turkey deal

Shaul and Goldin families protest the fact that Israel's agreement with Turkey fails to include a demand to return their bodies.

Fallen soldiers' families protest agreement with Turkey

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation

Turkish President meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal as his country is reportedly set to announce normalization with Israel.

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation with Israel

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet one last time

Israel and Turkey's negotiating teams to meet next week for a decisive round of talks on reconciliation agreement.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet one last time

Turkish negotiator with Israel reassigned

Turkey’s deputy foreign minister who was in charge of talks with Israel reassigned as ambassador to the UN. Implications unclear.

Turkish negotiator with Israel reassigned

Israel-Turkey talks end with no progress

Diplomatic officials say meeting between Israeli and Turkish officials dealt with issues of contention, but no consensus was reached.

Israel-Turkey talks end with no progress

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet Thursday

Negotiating teams from Israel and Turkey to meet in an effort to reach reconciliation agreement.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Europe on Thursday

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish President says he expects positive results from upcoming meeting with Israeli officials.

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Normalization with Turkey within days?

Turkish Foreign Minister tells Cabinet meeting that progress has been made in normalization talks with Israel.

Turkish FM: Normalization with Israel could come 'within days'

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

Diplomats say Israeli and Turkish negotiating teams will meet on Wednesday for talks on reconciliation agreement.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

Agreement with Turkey 'close', says official

Dore Gold, Director-General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, gives a rare interview to Saudi website, says rapprochement with Turkey is close.

Agreement with Turkey 'close', says Foreign Ministry head

Turkish official: Deal with Israel 'close'

Turkish official says his country is close to an agreement to normalize ties with Israel, cites positive progress on Ankara's key demands.

Turkish official: Deal with Israel 'close'

Liberman blasts 'opportunist' Israel-Turkey talks

Former FM notes Erdogan's Islamism, ties with Gaza in warning against normalization process.

Liberman blasts Israel-Turkey talks as 'opportunism'

Turkish business owners embrace normalization

Hotel managers in Istanbul tell Israeli media they eagerly await the return of Israeli tourists, saying, 'they're preferred customers.'

'We love Israelis': Turkish businesses embrace normalization

Turkish official confirms talks with Israel

Turkish government official confirms that Israeli and Turkish officials have held talks but stresses no deal has yet been reached.

Turkish official confirms talks on normalizing ties with Israel

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation' in 1948

Turkish President expresses his support for the Palestinian Arabs, accuses Israel of "occupying the Palestinians".

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation state' in 1948

Erdogan: It's 'possible' to repair Israel ties

Turkey’s President tells Israeli radio he thinks it would be possible to repair the strained ties with Israel, but doesn't elaborate.

Erdogan hints it will be 'possible' to repair ties with Israel

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey

Yisrael Beytenu chairman demands Israel take action against Turkey, after Israeli women’s basketball team harassed during a game in Ankara.

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey over attack on basketball team

Turkey-Israel Relations Normalizing - Over Syria

Concern over both Assad and the terror groups vying to replace him is drawing Istanbul and Jerusalem together, top official reveals.

Turkey-Israel Relations Normalizing - Over Syria

Turkey Won't Attend Conference Because of Israel

Turkey's Foreign Minister cancels attendance at Munich security conference because Israeli representatives will be there.

Turkey's FM Won't Attend Germany Conference 'Because of Israel'

Turkey: Bill to Define Israel as 'Terrorist State'

Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.

Turkish MP Submits Bill to Define Israel as a 'Terrorist State'

Turkey's PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Turkey's new prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, pessimistic regarding his country normalizing ties with Israel.

Turkey's New PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Israel Rescues Stranded Israelis from Turkey

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announces 2,000 Israelis have been brought home; Israel to 'make an accounting' with Turkish Airlines.

Israel Rescues Stranded Israelis from Turkey

Erdogan Compares Israelis to Hitler

Turkish Prime Minister's latest slur claims Israel 'has surpassed Hitler in barbarism' - hours after ADL demands crackdown on anti-Semitism.

Erdogan Compares Israelis to Hitler

Erdogan Thanks Israel Over Mine Disaster

Turkey’s Prime Minister thanks Israel for cancelling Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations in Turkey in the wake of last week's mine explosion.

Erdogan Thanks Israel for Actions Following Mine Disaster