The Large Jewish Debt to Turkey

Israelis do not remember that in the year of the expulsion, 1492, the country that opened its gates to the exiles from Spain - without constructing prison facilities for them - was Ottoman Turkey.

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“The only oasis of the tribe, for which all other countries are hell as far as it is concerned,” was the way Ze’ev Jabotinsky described what Ottoman Turkey was to its Jewish subjects for centuries (from “Jews...