Israel sticking to Mubarak reminds me of the Ottoman Jews sticking to the Sultan in 1920 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fanny Goldstein
    • 04.02.11 | 15:12 (IST)

    Israel sticking to Mubarak reminds me of the Ottoman Jews sticking to the Sultan in 1920. There is the famous scene when the Sultan departed by rail from Istanbul to the Cote d'Azur. His Christian and Muslim subjects had long deserted him, even the Turks who were now following their nationalist leader Atatuerk. The last people bidding farewell to him were the Sephardic Jews whom the head of Sunni Islam and Caliph had protected for centuries against the murderous Christian (!) mob.

    from the article: Change is coming to Egypt, whether Israel likes it or not
    First published 02:54 04.02.11 | Last updated 02:54 04.02.11
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