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Iraqi Singer, Ismail Fadel to Majalla: “I am convinced that music is a way to bring communities together and push towards peace.”

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Iraqi Singer, Ismail Fadel to Majalla: “I am convinced  that music is a way to bring communities together and push towards  peace.”

By Amal Shehata The Iraqi community in Israel cares deeply for it heritage and many of its members organise Arabic concerts on a regular basis. When an Iraqi singing voice is heard in Tel Aviv, the Iraqi Jews living in Israel feel a sense of collective celebratory euphoria, as they get the opportunity to commemorate […]

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Ending the Humiliation (Vic Rosenthal)

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Ending the Humiliation (Vic Rosenthal)

 by Vic Rosenthal When the muhtasib or his agent comes to collect the jizya, he should stand the dhimmi in front of him, slap him on the side of the neck and say: “Pay the jizya, unbeliever.” The dhimmi will take his hand out of his pocket holding the jizya and present it to him with […]

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The Jew Who Helped Defeat Iraq’s pro-Nazi Regime

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The Jew Who Helped Defeat Iraq’s pro-Nazi Regime

by Ofer Aderet Yoav Byron Kattan, who passed away last week, founded a Zionist underground in Iraq and served as a judge in Israel Yoav Byron Kattan, a retired judge from Be’er Sheva who died last week, once recalled how “Nazi ideology was bubbling up” in his native Iraq during his formative years. Decades after […]

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Former Miss Iraq: Arab-Israeli conflict ‘deeply rooted’ in anti-Semitism

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Former Miss Iraq: Arab-Israeli conflict ‘deeply rooted’ in anti-Semitism

At UN Human Rights Council, Sarah Idan calls out Iraqi government for not backing her after she got death threats for joint photo with Miss Israel By TOI staff A former Iraqi representative to the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Tuesday condemned Arab states for their criticism of Israel and said hostility to the Jewish […]

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Israel said set to seek $250b compensation for Jews forced out of Arab countries

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Israel said set to seek $250b compensation for Jews forced out of Arab countries

‘Time has come to correct historic injustice,’ minister says After 18 months of research, first claims being finalized for reported $35b from Tunisia, $15b from Libya, for assets Jews left behind when kicked out after establishment of Israel By Times of Israel staff 5 January 2019 Israel is preparing to demand compensation totaling a reported […]

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Iraq Still Honors This Jewish Star Known as the ‘Voice of Baghdad’

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Iraq Still Honors This Jewish Star Known as the ‘Voice of Baghdad’

by: Eness Elias Salima Mourad, a singer who rose to fame in the early 1900s in Iraq – but remained there unlike many Jewish musicians – still strikes a chord today Salima Mourad takes the stage with her head slightly bowed and a big smile, wearing a sleeveless dress. She always looks stylish; she doesn’t […]

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Why Have Transit Camps for Mizrahi Jews Been Written Out of Israeli History?

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Why Have Transit Camps for Mizrahi Jews Been Written Out of Israeli History?

In 1951, a quarter of a million people were living in what was known as ma’abarot, 80 percent of them from Islamic lands. Most of the camps were dismantled by 1959. Ten forgotten years. An odd question is posed by the protagonist of the television series “Zagouri Empire,” in the first episode of the new […]

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How Iraqi Jews are Reclaiming their Cultural Legacy in Israel

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How Iraqi Jews are Reclaiming their Cultural Legacy in Israel

  By Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado Last December, after Shabbat ended, I was walking near the Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s famous open-air market, when I saw people celebrating the beginning of the week with drinks in hand and music blasting in the background. What drew my attention to the scene was a vibrant song in Arabic. […]

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Now-dispersed Iraqi Jewish community fights for access to its legacy

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Now-dispersed Iraqi Jewish community fights for access to its legacy

‘Why should someone’s diploma and grades be in a museum?’ With a stolen trove of historical documents slated for return to Baghdad, Jews from Iraq demand their personal effects back — with many of their Muslim former neighbors’ support By Reut R. Cohen     In 2003, a group of 16 American soldiers from the […]

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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

  By Daniel K. Eisenbud “These findings depict the affluence and character of the Judean Kingdom and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians.” During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated […]

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What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire?

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What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire?

June 30, 2017, 11:47 pm Judy Weleminsky   What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire? Does that seem like rather a strange question? Maybe that’s just because it hasn’t been asked before. When the Ottoman Empire crumbled the land was divvied up and new Middle East countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, […]

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Arab Refusal of Culpability for the Middle East Conflict

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Arab Refusal of Culpability for the Middle East Conflict

 Accusation: mention of “Israel apartheid” (a standard trope in the anti-Semitic wings of the New Old Now Old Far Out and Lost Left) and “letting the refugees return”. How about ending Arab apartheid and absorbing the Arab refugee generations whose first were abandoned between armies in 1948? http://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300172348/palestine-betrayed http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/enough-said-false-scholarship-edward-said https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/10/03/palestinian-kgb/ Oh, and how about giving […]

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