Not a good time to play Turkey.
Belgium is a good chance, because they arent in the same form as they have been since 2000-2002. So they are a test for us.
Sucks that we have to play Hungary and Northern Ireland again. I was hoping that we play some more akward sides rather then the same old nations.
USA is a good chance, not only because its Israel vs. USA which would get alot of attention just like Israeli teams get attention (Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C) but also because it will bring many fans as well. This would definately pack Jets/Giants stadium or Citi Stadium if its a go.
Other teams that I want Israel to play against would be Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and Uruguay.
Serbia is too strong now-a-days.....
Indeed Turkish-Israeli diplomacy has received a blow in the last month (or better saying since Erdogan made his speech against Israel in the Davos meeting in January) but historically we have good ties with them.
And IMO in footballing terms is a very good test for our NT.
Regarding Belgium, since the 2002 WC they have been changing and renewing their squad, the veteran guys we knew like Scifo, Vanderhague, Wilmots, Stalens, Deflandre are all gone and new (and good ) generation has come. They are still young and i believe they will give a hard time in the next qualifiers.
USA is a nice test. For obvious merchandising issues, but also in terms of testing. They have developed a lot and have produced very good results despite playing in a weaker confederation. Just watch their games against top teams (in the WC they drew Italy, in the last confederations cup beat in form Spain and almost beat Brazil in the final).
As for Serbia, yes they are in a very good moment, actually they have been for a long time (the 2006 WC when righ before the competition they were oblied to have Montenegro as an independent state made them very unfocused for the tournament). They stayed ahead of France and will be a tough team in the next WC. And we should play them, weren´t you guys asking for stronger teams?