Should Israel Commemorate Turkish Airmen?


4 Nissan 5778

20 March 2018

 

“Photo of the Day”

A picture of U.S. Ambassador David Friedman placed on the official website of PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas yesterday:

The caption reads "Colonialist, Settler, Son of a Dog"

The caption reads “Colonialist, Settler, Son of a Dog”

 

 The News on the Israel Street

Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .

Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli motorists with “rocks” and Molotovs at such places as between the Samaria and Huwara Junction, on the Husan Bypass Road, at Yakir, between Immanuel and Riva, Kochav Hashahar, on Route 55, at the Maccabim Checkpoint in Binyamin, Hizma, Tekoa, and all along the Gush Etzion to Hevron Road.

Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli buses on the Jordan Valley Road and near Azzun.

Palestinian terrorists attacked IDF troops and Border Police at Aqraba, Qalqilya, and at Curve 160 near Hevron, among other places.

The Kotel is cleaned before Passover . . .

Just before Passover each year, the Rabbi of the Western Wall along with his workers remove the notes left in the Wall.

Just before Passover each year, the Rabbi of the Western Wall along with his workers remove the notes left in the Wall. They were hard at work this morning.

What happens to the notes?

They are blessed, placed in bags, and then buried on the Mount of Olives.

A short video well worth your time . . .

Ir David (The City of David) has published an excellent short video in response to the continuing UNESCO canard that Jerusalem is a Muslim City.

You can watch it here:.

The answer of the City of David to UNESCO

 

TODAY’S BLOG

Should Israel Commemorate Turkish Airmen?

The Monument to the Turkish airmen located near Kibbutz Haon in the Jordan Valley.

The Monument to the Turkish airmen located near Kibbutz Haon in the Jordan Valley.

The white slab near the base of the monument:

The route taken by the Turkish airmen--including where they were supposed to go but didn't because of the crash.

The planned route of the Turkish airmen. They took off from Istanbul, flew to Beirut and Damascus, but then crashed at Haon, and never made it to Jerusalem, Cairo and Alexandria.

Two days ago, a ceremony was held in the Jordan Valley commemorating the memory of a Turkish pilot and his navigator who were killed when their plane crashed there in bad weather in February 1914. The ceremony took place at near Kibbutz Haon where a monument to the pilots was built.

Eventually the two Turks were buried in Damascus at the Great Mosque at the foot of Saladin’s mausoleum. They were hailed as heroes in Turkey where a city in southwestern Turkey was renamed with the name of the pilot and poems, stamps, and even a movie regale the airmen’s exploits.

Attending the ceremony yesterday were Kamal Okam, Turkey’s Ambassador to Israel, and a representative of Turkey’s military attacheboth of whom spend most of their time trashing Israel and talking about a Muslim takeover of Jerusalem.

Your humble servant cannot understand why this celebration takes place. Granted the pilots were brave to fly their wood and fabric plane on a 13-leg journey of almost 1700 miles; however, theirs was a journey to restore the glory of the Muslim Ottoman Empire.

Which is precisely what radical Islamist Turkish PM Taycip Erdogan is attempting to do today. And precisely why the Turks were at Kibbutz Haon two days ago.

Should Israel promote this commemoration?

I leave it for you, dear reader, to decide.

 

 

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