Friday, September 5, 2014

Phone Store in Istanbul Bans Entry of "Jew Dogs;" Anti-Semitism in Turkey Has Risen in Recent Yrs.

A shop in downtown Istanbul, Turkey posted a sign on its window front announcing that "Jew dogs" are banned from entering, the Algemeiner (Jewish) website reports today (September 5, 2014).

The discriminatory banner -- which was spotted yesterday -- says, "The Jew dogs cannot come in here" and features an image of an Israeli tank.

The store is located in Tahtakale -- an area where many Jewish businesses are situated -- and sells mobile phone accessories.

In recent years, the social climate in Turkey has become increasingly threatening for the country's Jewish population. During Israel's recent Operation Protective Edge aimed at stemming Gaza rocket fire, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan compared Israeli actions to Hitler, and violent protests threatened the Israeli embassy and consulate.

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