Erdogan not honoring Herzog out of love for Israel
by Lahav Harkov
March 9, 2022
President Isaac Herzog’s visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a timely one. Next week Jews across the world will read Megilat Esther, the biblical Book of Esther, for the holiday of Purim; seeing a full honor guard and 21-gun salute for an Israeli leader in Turkey, along with Erdogan standing at attention for “Hatikvah,” brought to mind the sentence from the Megillah about Ahasuerus honoring Mordechai: “This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor.”…The Talmud explains that Ahasuerus’s version of an honor guard was “not out of a love of Mordechai, but out of the hatred of Haman.” READ MORE
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