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

| ד׳ בתשרי ה׳תשע״ט (13/09/2018) | 0 Comments
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. A poster from the state’s early years soliciting toys for transit-camp children at Hanukkah.Zionist Archives An odd question is posed by […]

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How Iraqi Jews are Reclaiming their Cultural Legacy in Israel

| י׳ באב ה׳תשע״ח (22/07/2018) | 0 Comments
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

| ד׳ בטבת ה׳תשע״ח (22/12/2017) | 0 Comments
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 With a stolen trove of historical documents slated for return to Baghdad, Jews from Iraq demand their personal effects back — with many of their Muslim former neighbors’ support By Reut R. Cohen     In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

| כ״ז בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (21/06/2017) | 0 Comments
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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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

Raised in England by Iraqi Jewish parents, Rachel Shabi ‘blanded out’ her family heritage to fit in with her peers. Years later, she has finally learned to embrace her parents’ values and her own rich cultural mix by Rachel Shabi

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive, as it became known, is both proud and pitiful.

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive, as it became known, is both proud and pitiful.

By Alex Joffe  To whom do antiquities belong? Are they the property of modern states, current proprietors of the real estate where they were created, however many centuries or millennia ago? Do they belong to the descendants of those who created them, to the extent these can be identified? Or are they somehow the heritage […]

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