Following years of rocky diplomatic relations, Israel and Turkey announced the normalization between the countries in a joint statement released on August 17, 2022.
Former Israeli Consul General in Istanbul Moshe Kamhi and Dr. Gallia
Ambassador Moshe Kamhi served as Israel’s consul general in Istanbul between 2009 and 2014, following a long career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some of his previous positions included deputy chief of mission in Ankara, ambassador to Kazakhstan, non-resident ambassador to Kirgizstan and ambassador to Turkmenistan. Kamhi currently serves as a board member of the Israel-Turkey Business Council and Trade and Industry Chamber.
Dr. Gallia Lindenstrauss is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and specializes in Turkish foreign policy. Her additional research interests are ethnic conflicts, Azerbaijan’s foreign policy, the Cyprus issue, and the Kurds. She has written extensively on these topics and her commentaries and op-eds have appeared in international outlets such as National Interest and Insight Turkey.
Remi Daniel is a Neubauer Research Associate at the INSS and a PhD candidate in the International Relations Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His PhD dissertation deals with the relations between Turkey and Israel during the Turkish ‘Second Republic’ (1960-1980). Beyond analyzing the events that shaped the bilateral ties during the period, he uses their study to assess theories linking domestic and foreign politics and especially the impact of democratization on the foreign policy decision-making processes. Before joining INSS he worked as an intern in the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) and was a research assistant at the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. At the INSS, his focus is on Turkish foreign policy.
Photo Credits to Haim Zach from Government Press Office (Israel)