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"Be Prepared for Mass Aliyah of Turkish Jews'
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 09/07/2011 12:19:17 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Many of the 20,000 Jews living in Turkey are considering moving to Israel, and Knesset Member Dabby Danon said Wednesday that Israel must prepare for massive aliyah of Turkish Jews.

MK Danon, chairman of the Knesset Immigration and Absorption committee, has asked the Jewish Agency and the Foreign and Immigration ministries to prepare the groundwork for a massive aliyah of Turkish Jews.

“Turkey is working to harm Israel, and we have to be prepared for a further deterioration in relations that can be negative for Turkish Jews,” he said. “We must open up a support line to them to enhance their Aliyah."

Avraham Lego, head of an organization of Turkish Jewish expatriates living in Israel said, told Arutz Sheva, “I have contacts with friends from my childhood, and they have difficulty with the deterioration in relations between Turkey and Israel. They are Turkish, but they feel very close to Israel.”

He added that the Jewish community is not in any danger. “Most of the Jews there are businessmen, merchants, accountants and lawyer," he explained. "There is more nationalism among Turks, but the relations between the man on the street and the Jewish community is good.

“The Jewish community has a strong tradition of going to synagogue and celebrating the Jewish holidays. Here and there, assimilation crops up, but generally, the situation is good."

However, Lego is thinking twice about his plan to visit in the near future. “I visit there quite often during the holidays, but now I don’t know what will be. The situation is not clear, and my plans are up in the air," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: erdogan; israel; jooos; massaliya; turkey
Read the rest of the article, and it's overblown. Nothing's presently going on in Turkey with its Jews. Geeze.
1 posted on 09/07/2011 12:19:24 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Turkey has no history of anti-Semitism or hostility to Israel, which it recognizes and maintains relations with.

BTW, for the curious, Israel does not have diplomatic ties with the following countries (most of them fairly predictable):

Saudi Arabia
Libya
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Algeria
Indonesia
North Korea
Cuba
Syria
United Arab Emirates
Chad
Sudan
Somalia
Yemen


2 posted on 09/07/2011 12:37:18 AM PDT by Strk321
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To: Strk321
Turkey has no history of anti-Semitism or hostility to Israel, which it recognizes and maintains relations with.

Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador last week, ostensibly over the Gaza flotilla incident. I see Turkish - Israeli relations continuing to deteriorate.

3 posted on 09/07/2011 12:44:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Jews on the run...again? The Turks see all of this as part of their plan to become the great Ottoman Empire they lost in 1917. Only problem is, they are relying on radical Islam to retore their previous fame...MISTAKE.


4 posted on 09/07/2011 1:37:06 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Strk321

If you’re talking about post-Ottoman, post-Kemal Ataturk Turkey, you’re right. But the Jewish Legion was formed in part because the Ottoman Empire’s local man, I think his name was Jalal Pasha, was a rabid anti-Semite, who wanted to completely destroy the Jewish Yishuv, which had been percolating slowly for 500 years, and more quickly starting in 1961 with the Land Reform Act, and even more quickly in 1882 with the monetary backing of Baron Rotschilde, and even more quickly after that with the increasing anti-Semitic hostility of Czarist Russia. Jalal figured the Jooos! were all Russian spies, and was kicking them out wholesale on the tiniest pretexts.


5 posted on 09/07/2011 2:06:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Forgot to add, the Turks want to go back to the good old days of Jalal Pasha, it seems, so what could be more natural than a return to anti-Semitism. Even so, that article is blowing smoke. It’s based on what might happen, not what is ongoing.


6 posted on 09/07/2011 2:09:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Rummyfan
I don't know if Israel does this already but if they don't they should. Israel could have a kind of Radio Free Middle East. Israel could have a radio station that would broadcast in Turkish, Arabic, Farsi and other Middle Eastern languages— giving people a taste of freedom of speach which is severely lacking in that part of the world. I don't know how much effect it would have but it would at least make it more difficult for the despotic leaders to brainwash their populations.
7 posted on 09/07/2011 5:34:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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I don't know if Israel does this already but if they don't they should. Israel could have a kind of Radio Free Middle East. Israel could have a radio station that would broadcast in Turkish, Arabic, Farsi and other Middle Eastern languages— giving people a taste of freedom of speach which is severely lacking in that part of the world. I don't know how much effect it would have but it would at least make it more difficult for the despotic leaders to brainwash their populations.
8 posted on 09/07/2011 5:34:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Rummyfan
I don't know if Israel does this already but if they don't they should. Israel could have a kind of Radio Free Middle East. Israel could have a radio station that would broadcast in Turkish, Arabic, Farsi and other Middle Eastern languages— giving people a taste of freedom of speach which is severely lacking in that part of the world. I don't know how much effect it would have but it would at least make it more difficult for the despotic leaders to brainwash their populations.
9 posted on 09/07/2011 5:34:19 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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Thanks Eleutheria5, in particular for the illuminating comment, although I'd add, "so far". :')
Many of the 20,000 Jews living in Turkey are considering moving to Israel, and Knesset Member Dabby Danon said Wednesday that Israel must prepare for massive aliyah of Turkish Jews.

10 posted on 09/08/2011 5:03:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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