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Don’t forget the Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands

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Don’t forget the Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands

by Jonathan S. Tobin Palestinians and their supporters not only erase the Jewish history of the land of Israel, but also of the Jews of Arab lands who lost their homes 70 years ago. In international conflicts, history is more of a weapon than a field of study. That’s why the history of Palestinian Arab […]

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New initiative seeks to remember ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees from the Middle East

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New initiative seeks to remember ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees from the Middle East

by Israel Kasnett More than that, an effort is underway to recognize centuries of contributions of Jews in the Middle East and North Africa, and to foster relations for the future. The nine young Iraqi Jewish men hanging in the center of Liberation Square in Baghdad in January 1969 after being accused by the Ba’athist […]

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Ending the Humiliation (Vic Rosenthal)

| כ״ג בתמוז ה׳תשע״ט (26/07/2019) | 0 Comments
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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City of London service is a tearful reminder of Iraqi massacre

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City of London service is a tearful reminder of Iraqi massacre

Bevis Marks commemorates 50th anniversary of killing of Baghdad Jews As a spectacle in barbarity, it was hard to match, even by modern Middle East standards. On January 27 1969, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis poured into Baghdad’s main square to gawp at the bodies of nine Jews strung up on scaffolds erected at the […]

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

| כ״ח בטבת ה׳תשע״ט (05/01/2019) | 0 Comments
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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Back to the roots: Iraqi Jews want their citizenship reinstated

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Back to the roots: Iraqi Jews want their citizenship reinstated

Youngsters sit in their classroom in Baghdad’s Jewish Frank Iny School, one of three Jewish school in the Iraqi capital, Feb. 6, 1969. (AP) Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Monday, 3 September 2018 Text size AAA It appears that the issue of Jews of Iraqi descent demanding back their nationality has taken a new turn […]

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Iraqis want their Jewish neighbors back

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Iraqis want their Jewish neighbors back

Months after a Shiite cleric who won the parliamentary elections in Iraq said Jews “are welcome,” an online poll on the matter suggests that Iraqis are ready to discuss the right of return – more than Israelis are. By Meron Rapoport Immigrants from Iraq and Kurdistan exit their plane on arrival in Israel, having flown via Tehran, […]

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In Exile, Iraqi Jews Are Desperate To Reclaim Their Artifacts

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In Exile, Iraqi Jews Are Desperate To Reclaim Their Artifacts

by Talia Zax Shortly after the Iraqi Jewish Archive was found, Doris Hamburg, then director of preservation programs at the National Archives, and Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, then the National Archives’ chief of conservation, were brought to Iraq to assess the archive’s condition. The materials had been stored in 27 metal trunks packed into a freezer […]

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The Last Relics Of Iraq’s Jewish Past Are In America. Should They Be Returned?

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The Last Relics Of Iraq’s Jewish Past Are In America. Should They Be Returned?

by Talya Zax On a leafy parkway in the Jamaica section of Queens, there is a house that is no longer a house. It’s one of New York’s two Iraqi synagogues: Bene Naharayim. The building doubles, in some ways, as a museum. The sanctuary houses 18 Torahs kept in elaborately decorated wooden cases known as […]

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive Could Reshape Foreign Policy. But Its Future Is Uncertain

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive Could Reshape Foreign Policy. But Its Future Is Uncertain

by: Talya Zax   Iraqi Jews are sure the Iraqi Jewish Archive belongs to them, and they’re determined to get it back. Meanwhile, Iraq is holding firm to the claim that it owns the archive, which it sees as an important commemoration of a rich past destroyed by Saddam Hussein. I asked Iraq’s ambassador to […]

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive is stolen property that should go back to its original owners

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive is stolen property that should go back to its original owners

By Carole Basri and David Dangoor, In the preamble to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, it says that “damage to cultural property belonging to any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind, since each people makes its contribution to the […]

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A Tragic Anniversary: The End of Jewish Life in Libya

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A Tragic Anniversary: The End of Jewish Life in Libya

 by David Harris   A classroom in a Benghazi synagogue before World War II. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Fifty-one years ago this month, the world was transfixed by the Six Day War raging between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The war was triggered by genocidal threats from Cairo and Damascus to annihilate the Jewish state, troop […]

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