Kamhi gets crucial post in Euro Jewish Parliament
BRUSSELS - Anatolia News AgencyTurkish citizen of Jewish origin Cefi Kamhi was elected co-chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) yesterday.
Another Turkish citizen of Jewish origin Vital Denis Ojalvo Öner was also appointed as a member of the Intercultural Dialogue Commission of the EJP. The EJP, which was created under the European Jewish Union (EJU), is a 120-seat nongovernmental initiative comprising members from 47 countries. The EJU is a uniting structure for all Jewish communities and organizations throughout Western, Eastern and Central Europe.
Mavi Marmara issue
Upon a question about the political problems between Turkey and Israel, Kamhi said: “Like Turkey demands an apology, Israel wants respect. Both countries should resolve the issue within the boundaries of diplomacy. I do want a solution to this issue as soon as possible,” referring to the crisis between the two states that emerged when Israeli soldiers killed nine Turks on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010.