In a sign of what is in store for Israel, the Obama administration pressed the Armenian government to establish diplomatic ties with Turkey. Hillary Clinton directed the last-minute negotiations from her command post at a parking lot in Zurich; the Secretary of State stayed in her car.
Just as Turkey terminated a joint military exercise with Israel and NATO, Obama rewarded the Islamist government by making Armenia forfeit its grievances over the Turkish genocide.
The agreement between Turkey and Armenia bypassed the genocide issue, which is central for Armenians, and relegated it to unspecified future studies. Effectively, the agreement denies the Turkish genocide of Armenians.
Obama hopes to curry favor with Turkey, where popular approval of US policies has sunk to single-digits.