Rabbi Zvi Jacobson's speech at the joint press conference with Mr. Adnan Oktar (May 12nd, 2011, Istanbul)
RABBI TZVI JACOBSON: I will only say one thing. We have come here firstly based on the understanding of the good and positive works that are being done by our honored host. Ok, I will say it again. I have come here for two main reasons: Firstly, to show profound appreciation to the important work of our host.
I have visited most of the Arab countries, and I have seen many people who have spoken about peace. In this case, I believe that he [Mr. Oktar] is truly working for peace in the world. I have seen many people who are doing similar kinds of efforts, [but in this case it is different] I believe him.
And the second reason, is that I request that people will look at the [faces of] people [who have spoken this night], and ask themselves if they continue to believe all the bad things that are written about Israel and the Jewish people.
If one reporter, one newspaper, will write one line that will influence one person in Turkey to get to know in a little way the real nature of Israel and the Jewish people, it would have been reason enough to come. Thank you.