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JERUSALEM POST
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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