"The timing was good" for Israel and Turkey to reconcile, Obama says

      |Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized today to Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla that left nine dead, and President Obama praised the step toward reconciliation, saying "the timing was good" during his visit to the Middle East for the two "partners and friends" of America to make amends.

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