Israel Says Turkish Criticism Inappropriate at Holocaust Memorial Service

(Reuters) Ayla Jean Yackley - Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek on Wednesday addressed members of Turkey's tiny Jewish community at a Holocaust Memorial Day event and said rising anti-Semitism was linked to Israel's "attacks on Gaza." In response, Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said Cicek "unjustly and harshly criticized (Israel) at a moment that is absolutely inappropriate....Israel expresses its disappointment that a solemn event of an international nature dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims was misused in order to criticize Israeli policies."

2015-01-29 00:00:00

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