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On the Turkish-Syrian border, a city’s last Jews watch the ending of an epoch

A symbol composed of a Star of David entwined with a Christian cross and Islamic crescent has practically become the city’s logo.

By DAVID I. KLEIN/JTA
20/10/2022

How to follow Ze'ev Jabotinsky's footsteps in Jerusalem

In honor of his 82nd yahrzeit, I suggest a list of locations linked to his activities in Jerusalem from which one can create an itinerary for a walk in his footsteps.

Turkey, Armenia hold 'constructive' talks on mending ties

The two countries are at odds over several issues, primarily the 1.5 million people Armenia says were killed in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire, the precursor to modern Turkey.

By REUTERS
12/03/2022

In this Turkish city, historic synagogues are seeing new life

Izmir will soon get a taste of what it was like when it was home to the third largest Jewish community in the Ottoman empire.

By DAVID KLEIN/ JTA
10/02/2022

150 years of excavating Jerusalem: A rich layer cake

Book: Under Jerusalem by Andrew Lawler

By RANDY ROSENTHAL
30/12/2021

On This Day: Ottomans surrender Jerusalem in World War I

The British would continue to hold onto the city until fully withdrawing from Mandatory Palestine in 1948. 

09/12/2021
‘The charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 31 October 1917,’ painted by George Lambert

On This Day: Ottomans defeated in World War I's Battle of Beersheba

The Battle of Beersheba broke the stalemate in the Middle East, helped fuel the Balfour Declaration and saw Australian troops launch one of history's last great cavalry charges.

31/10/2021

Eight antiquity robbers in Israel search for gold, get caught in pit

According to a legend, some Ottoman treasures were buried in some sites in Southern Israel.

A general view of Jaffa Clock Tower, in Jaffa, Israel

The iconic Jaffa clock broke. An olah watchmaker is getting it fixed

Susanna Kaufmann’ watchmaking abilities have even been pursued by Buckingham Palace

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a symbolic funeral prayer for the former Egyptian pre

Turkey says it will respond in time to 'outrageous' US genocide statement

Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces in World War One, but denies the killings constitute a genocide.

By REUTERS
25/04/2021
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