Turkish Chief Rabbi: The Jewish Community Is on Edge

A Turkish police officer stands guard in front of Neve Shalom Synagogue on March 30, 2016 in Istanbul. Israel advised on March 18 all its citizens to leave Turkey, citing the potential for attacks.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: “As is the case with every tragedy that happens in the world, the Jewish community is on edge,” Turkish Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Haliva said Wednesday in the aftermath of the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in which 41 people were killed.

Rabbi Haliva said that Turkey’s Jews feel the pain of those who were harmed in the attack and are praying for the wounded.

Despite the incident, and other terror attacks that have recently struck Turkey, Haliva said that the Jewish community “feels protected by the government, just like all Turkish citizens do.”

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