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In last bit of diplomacy, Obama brokers an Israeli apology to Turkey

By: Mark Landler and Jodi Rudoren / The New York Times

President Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel apologized in a personal phone call to Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for a deadly raid on a Turkish ship by Israeli commandos in 2010 that killed nine people, a senior American official traveling with President Obama told reporters on Friday. Read more