KGS over at Tundra Tabloids sent this disturbing note to me via Barry Rubin, written by a Turkish Jew. Chilling.
The Prime Minister in Turkey has encouraged hatred against Israel in his speeches which has become obvious anti-Semitic propaganda among the general public.
There are people around the clock besieging the Israeli consulate in Istanbul shouting their hatred against Israel and Jewish people. All around Istanbul billboards are full of propaganda posters against Israel like; “Moses, even this is not written in your book” and “Israel Stop this Crime.” On the streets the people are writing such graffiti as: “Kill Jews,” “Kill Israel,” “Israel should no longer exist in the Middle East,” and “Stop Israeli Massacre.”
The week-end before, some people wrote, “We will kill you” on the door of one of the biggest synagogues in Izmir resulted in the closing down of synagogues. Near Istanbul University, a group put a huge poster on the door of a shop owned by a Jew: “Do not buy from here, since this shop is owned by a Jew.” A group put posters on his wall saying that: “Jews and Armenians are not allowed but dogs are allowed.” Some young people are even threatening others with violence if they are seen as pro-Israel in social networking websites such as Facebook and Hi5.
The document attached is the official statement by the minister of education stating that tomorrow [January 14] at 11am in all the high schools and primary schools the students will pay homage to the women and children dead during the war and furthermore, the teachers of art will organize the session of painting and writing on the subject: “Humanity Drama in Palestine” and the winners will receive awards.
The Jewish community can do nothing in response to what has been going on for the last few weeks, except giving vague statements that the Turkish Jewish Community does not want the war to be continued any more.
We have previously faced some strong reaction regarding previous operations in Gaza and the West Bank but this time is really different from former ones. I feel open anti-Semitism and hatred from all these people. Nobody understood, Even some widely read columnists in Turkey are writing things that lead all these groups toward this hatred becoming much more dangerous day by day.
But I know one thing: that the world should know about the widespread and openly anti-Semitic propaganda which far exceeds anything happening in Europe.
Dr. Andrew Bostom earlier this week wrote of the miserable ascension of Islam. BTW, if you missed Bostom's interview here - read it.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. In 1974, while serving as president of the Istanbul Youth Group of his Jew-hating mentor Necmettin Erbakan’s National Salvation Party, Erdogan wrote, directed, and played the leading role in a theatrical play entitled Maskomya, staged throughout Turkey during the 1970s. Mas-Kom-Ya was a compound acronym for “Masons-Communists-Yahudi [Jews],” and the play focused on the evil, conspiratorial nature of these three entities whose common denominator was Judaism.
As reported in the Jerusalem Post today, the Turkey’s fundamentalist Antisemitic Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip “Mas-Kom-Ya” Erdogan, speaking in Antalya upon returning from his Middle Eastern tour, Erdogan claimed Israel was perpetrating “inhumane actions” which would “lead to its destruction.”
As The Post observes,
His recent tour of the Middle East conspicuously skipped Israel despite the bilateral ties both countries enjoy. Erdogan has over the past week visited Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia as Turkey engaged in shuttle diplomacy with Arab countries in the search for a Gaza cease-fire. The Turkish leader has made extremely critical comments about Operation Cast Lead since it began, and last Saturday characterized Israel’s aerial attacks in Gaza as a “crime against humanity.” In addition, he said the operation, which began four days after a visit to Ankara by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, was a sign of disrespect to Turkey. Israel has expressed its reservations to the Turks over these comments, with officials in Jerusalem saying it was not the way friendly countries talked about one another. One government source called Erdogan’s statements “emotional.”
“Emotional,” or honest ? Erdogan further stated:
Allah will sooner or later punish those who transgress the rights of innocents.