Athens and Jerusalem Have a Diplomatic Opportunity

Author
George N Tzogopoulos
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA)
Abstract
Greece, Israel, and five other countries of the Eastern Mediterranean have established the East Med Gas Forum. Turkey is not a member and is employing its own muscular approach in the region. The US would like the Forum to be more inclusive, specifically toward Ankara. Athens and Jerusalem could launch a diplomatic initiative to explore Turkey’s participation, as they have nothing to lose and much to gain from such an initiative.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Gas, Trade
Political Geography
Turkey, Israel, Greece, Palestine, Mediterranean