“Diplomats said Wednesday that the two sides had been searching for a word that would sound like an apology in Turkish, but not in Hebrew.” –The New York Times
(And, in case you are wondering, in Jerusalem the grown-ups appear to be in charge: Whenever the U.N. report on Flotilla 1, which is reportedly surprisingly harsh on Turkey and surprisingly lenient on Israel, is released, the Israeli government is expected to wisely not make a big deal of it in an effort to improve diplomatic ties.)
Israeli and Turkish Diplomats Try to Heal Rift From Raid on Flotilla [NYT]
Israel Unlikely To Condemn Turkey Over Palmer Report [Ynet]
Earlier: Israel Enjoys Victory With U.N. Flotilla Probe
Have Israel and Turkey Reached Détente?
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.