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Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide
Israeli, Turkish chefs hope food can bridge divide
IIt took quite a few months for David Dudi Califa to decide to come back to Istanbul following the attack by a suicide bomber on March 19, 2016, on one of Istanbul’s busiest streets. Califa, a food blogger from Israel, was leading a gastronomy tour when an Islamic State (IS) bomber killed three of his friends and injured 10 more of his group, including himself.
Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis
Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis
Temple Mount crisis escalates into religious rift abroad, as Muslims in Turkey block entry into, and vandalize synagogues, threatening to ´come back again´ unless Israel changes its policy.
Istanbul protesters of Temple Mount metal detectors kick synagogue’s doors
Istanbul protesters of Temple Mount metal detectors kick synagogue’s doors
Demonstrators in Istanbul protesting the installation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem kicked a synagogue’s doors and hurled objects at it.
For Turkey´s youngest Jews, ancestral tongue fading away
For Turkey´s youngest Jews, ancestral tongue fading away
For the young generation of Sephardic Jews in Turkey, their ancestral tongue, Ladino, is just a few words for Grandma´s cuisine, a line or two from old songs and some snappy insults.
Tracing Jewish culture and history in Istanbul´s Kuzguncuk
Tracing Jewish culture and history in Istanbul´s Kuzguncuk
The neighborhood of Kuzguncuk has long been populated by the city´s Jewish community, though shrinking in number in recent years
Fading food, lost language
Fading food, lost language
“Liparidas!”… Remembering the word, her face instantly lights up with joy. She travels back to her childhood in Ortaköy, a nei...
Trump: In memory of those lost in the Holocaust, we must stamp out Antisemitism
Trump: In memory of those lost in the Holocaust, we must stamp out Antisemitism
In the memory of those who were lost in the Holocaust, we must stamp out prejudice and antisemitism everywhere it is found, US President Donald Trump ...
Erdogan pays respects to Armenian dead from WWI
Erdogan pays respects to Armenian dead from WWI
Turkish president says it is ´our common objective to heal the wounds of the past and strengthen ties´
For the first time since the reconciliation: senior Turkish journalists in Israel
For the first time since the reconciliation: senior Turkish journalists in Israel
The Foreign Ministry is hosting 11 senior journalists from major Turkish media outlets this week; They have already met with the Speaker of the Knesset, and are expected to receive further briefings, explore the Temple Mount, Yad Vashem, the Gaza envelope and Tel Aviv.
Israel to ease visas for Turkish businesspeople
Israel to ease visas for Turkish businesspeople
Israel will provide Turkish business leaders with longer visas to the country in the future, according to Israel’s consul general to Istanbul, Shai Cohen.
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