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A Tragic Anniversary: The End of Jewish Life in Libya

| כ״ה בסיון ה׳תשע״ח (08/06/2018) | 0 Comments
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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Iraqi Jews, Al Jazeera and Theft

| כ״ט בשבט ה׳תשע״ח (14/02/2018) | 0 Comments
Iraqi Jews, Al Jazeera and Theft

 by Lyn Julius, author of UPROOTED: How 3,000 years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight After taking control of Baghdad from Saddam Hussein, US troops discovered what came to be called the Iraqi-Jewish archive in the waterlogged basement of the Iraqi secret police headquarters.  This priceless collection of Jewish books and documents was shipped to the […]

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Victimized Again: The Jews of Arab States and the June 1967 War

| י׳ בכסלו ה׳תשע״ח (28/11/2017) | 0 Comments
Victimized Again: The Jews of Arab States and the June 1967 War

Much has been written about the historical marginalization of the 900,000 Jews expelled from Arab states in the wake of the 1948 War. Few know that the June 1967 War played a similar role in accelerating the final demise of these historic communities. It is high time the international community rectified this longstanding injustice by […]

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US State Department Decision To Return Jewish Artifacts to Iraq is Bad Idea

| כ״ד באלול ה׳תשע״ז (15/09/2017) | 0 Comments
US State Department Decision To Return Jewish Artifacts to Iraq is Bad Idea

The Zionist Organization of America Opposes the Tillerson/State Department Decision to “Return” to Iraq the Jewish Artifacts that Iraq Stole from Iraq’s Dispossessed Jewish Community. The Tillerson State Department’s statement last week that it will “return” to the Iraqi government the thousands of Jewish holy and secular objects, representing thousands of years of Iraqi-Jewish culture, […]

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Iraqi Jews Speaking Up to Preserve Their Heritage

| כ״ה באב ה׳תשע״ז (17/08/2017) | 0 Comments
Iraqi Jews Speaking Up to Preserve Their Heritage

by Fiyaz Mughal Jewish history in Iraq has been documented as far back as 2,500 years to Babylonian Times and few know that Iraqi Jews played a role in the Independence movement of Iraq in the last century. From influencing the development of culture, learning, reading and writing, Iraqi Jews had always been part of […]

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Jews who lived in Arab lands were NOT just fine! Jews in Yemen

| ז׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ז (01/07/2017) | 0 Comments
Jews who lived in Arab lands were NOT just fine! Jews in Yemen

by Marilyn Herman It tends to be asserted – and has been for decades – generally by those who oppose Israel, that Jews who lived in Arab lands were just fine – that there were no problems between Arabs and Jews before the State of Israel was established. This assertion is made with absolutely no […]

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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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The Farhoud Remembered

| ח׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ז (02/06/2017) | 0 Comments
The Farhoud Remembered

Seventy-six years after the mass massacre of the Baghdad Jews, in which the then-leader of the Palestinian Arabs, Hajj Amin Husseini, was deeply involved, his heirs to the Palestinian leadership still sustain an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish campaign of racial and political incitement unparalleled in scope and intensity since Nazi Germany. By Dr. Edy Cohen    […]

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Risking death, Muslim lawyer stands up for Iraqi Jews’ rights

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Risking death, Muslim lawyer stands up for Iraqi Jews’ rights

Risking death, Muslim lawyer stands up for Iraqi Jews’ rights Muslim Iraqi lawyer Ammar al-Hamadani is working to ensure that Iraqi Jews ‎receive the compensation they deserve after being expelled from ‎Iraq following Israel’s 1948 War of Independence • Hamadani seeks to make matter a global issue. Rachel Avraham Iraqi Jews rescued in Operation Michaelberg […]

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The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

| כ״א באדר ב׳ ה׳תשע״ו (31/03/2016) | 0 Comments
The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

At first, the Jews deluded themselves that the hardship would pass; loyal citizens, the community had dwelled in Iraq for 2,600 years.  Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. […]

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Iraq’s Last Jews Need Help

| י״ז בטבת ה׳תשע״ו (29/12/2015) | 0 Comments
Iraq’s Last Jews Need Help

by Tina Ramirez The violent persecution and near genocide of Iraq’s Yazidis and Christians have made headlines around the world. Less well-known is the story of Iraqi Jews, who face near eradication. As millions flee Islamic militants in Iraq, one man has emerged to help rebuild the Jewish remnant. When I met with Sherzad Omar […]

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Open letter to the Presbyterian Church USA from an Iraqi Jew

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Open letter to the Presbyterian Church USA from an Iraqi Jew

by Joe Samuels Some of your members, under the banner of human rights, have demonized one country. According to them, the one country that destabilizes the Middle East and creates much pain and suffering to the Arab world, is not Iran, Syria, or Lebanon. It is Israel. They believe the root of the problem is […]

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