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Health services in Turkey through Israel´s well-established company
Health services in Turkey through Israel´s well-established company
Israel-based Bugimi offers personalized health services in Turkey with the aim of providing the best!
"As a Person Who Knows What it Feels Like to be a Minority, I Wanted to Reveal the Story of the Sephardic Jews"
"As a Person Who Knows What it Feels Like to be a Minority, I Wanted to Reveal the Story of the Sephardic Jews"
Musicologist Ömür Şenol after a year´s work, has produced a brilliant documentary researching Sephardic music and culture. Şenol, who is both the director and producer of the film titled ´Sephardic Music´, also presented the stories of people in his documentary. In the framework of the documentary, he also exhibited the views of musicians, composers, writers, and academicians on the subject.
Turning ALS Diagnosis Into an ALS Fight for the Whole World
Turning ALS Diagnosis Into an ALS Fight for the Whole World
Meet Sandra Abrevaya, of Turkish origin, born and raised in USA, a successful public servant, who met her soulmate Brian Wallach while both were working for Obama during his triumphant campaign for the 2008 US Presidential Election. The couple later exchanged marriage vows in Bodrum followed by a party that ended with all their guests jumping in the sea. They had two beautiful daughters, one of them a new born, to complete the perfect picture. But then the devastating news arrived the day they were leaving the hospital with their baby. Brian was diagnosed with ALS. It was terminal. Yet this ´power couple´ decided to take action and became champions for all ALS patients in the USA. Thanks to them there is now hope for cure all around the world.
Turkish Jewish Lobbying in the Crosshairs
Turkish Jewish Lobbying in the Crosshairs
In the perspective of enhanced Turkish-Israeli relations, 4 answers to 4 questions on Turkish Jewish Lobbying with Denis Ojalvo...
"I am a Free and Fearless Jew"
"I am a Free and Fearless Jew"
Rabbi Mendy Chitrik has turned the trips he had been taking to inspect the factories having kosher certificates, into road trips where he had been following the lost traces of the Jewish heritage in Anatolia, especially in recent years. We talked about his exceptional 26-day-long travel where he chased Jewish traces on a route from Çanakkale to Nemrut, from Sakarya to Anamur.
Ulus Jewish Schools Starting the Year with Success Stories
Ulus Jewish Schools Starting the Year with Success Stories
UÖML (Ulus Jewish High School) students who have received grades above the world average in the International AP (Advanced Placement) exams, were honored by American College Board. UÖML´s 2021 graduates have been placed in distinguished universities in Turkey and abroad, once again.
Deniz Bensusan´s ´Bluebird Society´: Efil´s Journey in a Fantasy World
Deniz Bensusan´s ´Bluebird Society´: Efil´s Journey in a Fantasy World
Deniz Bensusan´s last film ´Bluebird Society´ has been shown at Cannes Film Festival on July 11th. Director Deniz Bensusan had made a name for herself with ´The Final Hour´. In the short film written and directed by Bensusan, produced by Eda Çarıkçı, Buket Gülbeyaz is personating Efil, who pursues her questions and doubts in a world where there is no unhappiness. We talked to Deniz Bensusan about her latest film.
"Holocaust Composers Protected Music Against the Nazis´ Destruction Power"
"Holocaust Composers Protected Music Against the Nazis´ Destruction Power"
Pianist, composer, soprano, music therapist Renan Koen who has placed the ´Positive Resistance´ concept in our framework of thinking, through her research and studies on Holocaust composers, and who aims to inform people all around the world with her concerts and educations, is with us, this time, with her brand-new work.
Let´s Meet the ´Despertar Izmir´ Project
Let´s Meet the ´Despertar Izmir´ Project
The second project of the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation: ´Strengthening the Izmir Jewish Community through Inclusive Leadership´.
"Nothing Can Move People to Tears or to Pure Joy Quite Like Music"
"Nothing Can Move People to Tears or to Pure Joy Quite Like Music"
Born in the USA in 1985, Avi Amon, of Turkish origin, is a versatile artist. The operas ´Salonika´ and ´Inşallah / Maşallah´ the composer-pianist-educator Avi Amon composed with inspiration from his roots and his Sephardic culture, made a great impact in the music world. We talked with the artist, whose goal is to rediscover the fading cultures, about his music and his works...
Spanish Ambassador Javier Hergueta: “For Spain, it is Very Important to Improve the Customs Union Agreement”
Spanish Ambassador Javier Hergueta: “For Spain, it is Very Important to Improve the Customs Union Agreement”
During his visit to Istanbul, we met with Mr. Javier Hergueta, the Ambassador of Spain to Ankara. We discussed Turkey-EU relations. We also talked about the Covid and vaccination situation in Spain, the second-generation vaccine that they are developing, and the law that grants Spanish nationality to Sephardic people.
“To Sign a Maritime Jurisdiction Deal Between Turkey and Israel Favors Both Countries”
“To Sign a Maritime Jurisdiction Deal Between Turkey and Israel Favors Both Countries”
We talked with the Former Chief of Staff of the Naval Forces Command, academician, writer Admiral Cihat Yayci, Turkey´s Foreign Policy concerning the Eastern Mediterranean.
“With This Film, A Part of My Grandfather Will Always Be with Me...”
“With This Film, A Part of My Grandfather Will Always Be with Me...”
The young film producer Ben Molina who received the award ´Best Jewish Short Film´ in the IFA ISTANBUL FILM AWARDS with his anime film ´Half a Saba´ about his 93-year-old grandfather of Turkish origin, is defining himself as ´an Israeli with Turkish heritage´. His grandfather´s story consists of many memories, from the hardships he had encountered while he lived in Gelibolu as a Jew, to his duties in the Turkish army. In the film that is completely in Hebrew, there are also some words in Turkish and Ladino.
´Jamim Mikedem – The Times Gone-by´ Exhibition in Schneidertempel Art Gallery
´Jamim Mikedem – The Times Gone-by´ Exhibition in Schneidertempel Art Gallery
The exhibition in the Schneidertempel Art Gallery that is making a note in history: ´Jamim Mikedem – The Times Gone-by´ Exhibition...
"Israelis Found ´The Pageant´ Shocking"
"Israelis Found ´The Pageant´ Shocking"
´The Pageant´, the documentary which previously met with the audience in the most famous festivals of the world, was screened as part of the Istanbul Film Festival.
“We are Beyond What I Had Dreamed of When I Moved to Dubai”
“We are Beyond What I Had Dreamed of When I Moved to Dubai”
We talked about how the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates affected the Jewish life in the Emirates, with the investment manager Cem Habib, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, and who is one of the founding members of the Jewish Council of Emirates (JCE), the first officially recognized Jewish community of the UAE.
Can Evrensel Rodrik: “A Language is the DNA of That Culture.”
Can Evrensel Rodrik: “A Language is the DNA of That Culture.”
Let’s get to know Can Evrensel Rodrik, an independent academician with studies on various branches of linguistics and biology, a translator of eight languages, and a foreign languages and yoga instructor.
Prof. Gause: “There are clear differences between the King and the Crown Prince”
Prof. Gause: “There are clear differences between the King and the Crown Prince”
During his speech in the United Nations General Assembly last week, King Salman of Saudi Arabia called for “coexistence among all the region’s peoples” and stated that “Peace in the Middle East is our strategic option.” We talked about the position of Saudi Arabia and recent developments in the region with Prof. Dr. F. Gregory Gause, III, professor of International Affairs and Head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
Inbar: “We will not See a Peaceful Middle East”
Inbar: “We will not See a Peaceful Middle East”
The signing of Abraham Accords is a significant development in the unstable Middle East. We talked with Prof. Dr. Efraim Inbar, the Israeli position and the future of the Turkish-Israeli relations. Prof. Inbar is the president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS), and professor emeritus of political science at Bar-Ilan University. He was the founding director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA), a position he held for 23 years. He specializes in Middle Eastern strategic issues, Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, and Turkey-Israel relations.
The Story of Refugees as Witnessed by Rakel Sezer
The Story of Refugees as Witnessed by Rakel Sezer
The book ´Refugee: An Activist’s Testimonies on Refugee Camp´ (in Turkish) written by Rakel Sezer based on her own experiences and her conversations with the refugees whom she assisted, acts as a documentary that will enable us to look at the events with empathy…Let us listen to the rest from Rakel Sezer, herself…
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