President Obama's Middle East trip continuing Friday with a trip to Jordan. The President calling the trip a success before leaving Israel over a phone call, which may sound a bit mundane but not when it's between the leaders of Turkey and Israel, and not when it ends the way this one did.
FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from Amman, Jordan:
The President's stop in Jordan underscores the important role the country has played on a host of issues; from the peace process to the refugee crisis in Syria.
The administration is claiming a success on this trip following a phone call by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, made in a trailer at the airport. In the call, Netanyahu apologized for 'operational mistakes' when Israel stopped a Turkish ship running the Gaza blockade in 2010. Nine Turks were killed. White House officials say Erdogan accepted, and that, they say, may begin a thaw and normalization between the two U.S. allies.
In Amman, Jordan, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.
The Gaza flotilla incident in which nine Turkish citizens were killed, led to a breakdown in diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey. This new apology is considered a breakthrough.
Fox News Radio's Emily Wither reports from Jerusalem:
The relationship between Turkey and Israel used to be a warm one, an ally for the Israeli's in an otherwise hostile backyard.
But the two leaders Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Turkish counterpart Erdogan haven't spoken since 2010 when Israeli Marines killed Turkish activists after boarding a boat that was attempting to challenge Israel's naval blockade of Gaza. Turkey has been demanding an apology from Israel for years and compensation for the victims' families.
President Obama announcing the diplomatic breakthrough on the end of this trip here.
In Jerusalem, Emily Wither, Fox News Radio