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March 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Erdogan: Heritage sites will never be Jewish

Turkish prime minister says Rachel’s Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs will forever be Islamic sites
Roee Nahmias

 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined the Palestinians and various Arab states in criticizing Israel for its heritage plan, which includes sites located in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
 ”Al-Aqsa mosque, the Cave of Patriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb will never be Jewish sites, but rather Islamic ones,” Erdogan told Palestinian reporters Sunday.

 

 ”Palestine is our problem, it has never been removed even for a day from our agenda,” the Saudi al-Watan newspaper quoted Erdogan as saying. READ FULL STORY
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Istanbul – Police Accost Sabbath Worshipers in Synagogue

Yesterday at 06:30 PMIstanbul, Turkey – A Turkish newspaper reports that police burst into an Istanbul synagogue during Sabbath services and demanded worshipers’ ID’s. The authorities raided the Hemdat Yisrael synagogue in Istanbul one Sabbath morning, the most crowded day of the… READ FULL STORY

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Ankara – Turkey: ‘Rachel’s Tomb, Ma’arat HaMachpela Was Never Jewish’

Ankara – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday continued his verbal assault on Israel, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, which… Read More

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( DIVINE RETRIBUTION? )

At least 41 dead as earthquake jolts eastern Turkey

 A strong earthquake killed 41 villagers in eastern Turkey early on Monday, local officials said, as rescuers worked to free survivors trapped under the rubble.

The quake woke residents from their sleep when it struck at 4:32 AM local time, centred on the sparsely populated area of Basyurt in Elazig province. The quake had a magnitude of 6.0 and was followed by 30 minor aftershocks.

“There was a lot of fear and panic among the people. It lasted about a minute. We felt it very strongly and everyone tried to get out onto the street,” Nursel Sengezer, a Dogan News Agency correspondent in Elazig, told broadcaster CNN Turk.  FULL STORY>>

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Al-Qaeda calls on US Muslims to attack country

 Terror group’s US-born spokesman wants Muslims serving in American army to emulate Fort Hood shooter  READ YNET FULL STORY

(PERSONAL COMMENT: BUT THEY ARE CALLING ONLY ON THE ”MODERATE MUSLIMS THIS TIME)

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SURPRISE SURPRISE EGYPT IS CELEBRATING A 19st CENTURY SYNAGOGUE

Cairo, Egypt – The 19th-century synagogue of Maimonides in Cairo’s ancient Jewish quarter reopened Sunday after a nearly two-year restoration by Egyptian authorities, participants at the opening told AFP.

 They said some 150 people attended the opening, including Yitzhak Levanon and Margaret Scobey, the ambassadors of Israel and the United States respectively.

 About a dozen rabbis from Israel and abroad also were at the ceremony.

 When I first set foot here only five years ago, the synagogue was in ruins and its roof opened to the sky”, said Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

 Baker praised Egyptian authorities for recognising that Jewish religious sites are also an integral part of Egyptian heritage and Egyptian culture, and for leading the restoration project, the AJC said in a statement.

 Egyptian officials were absent from the ceremony, and Culture Minister Faruq Hosni explained that was because Sunday’s opening was a purely religious ceremony

Cairo, Egypt – The 19th-century synagogue of Maimonides in Cairo’s ancient Jewish quarter reopened Sunday after a nearly two-year restoration by Egyptian authorities, participants at the opening told AFP.

 They said some 150 people attended the opening, including Yitzhak Levanon and Margaret Scobey, the ambassadors of Israel and the United States respectively. FULL STORY

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