The contrasting tale of two monarchs

In the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Iraqi Jews posted a curious photograph on Facebook. It was a picture of a youthful Elizabeth, side by side with an even more […]
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How did Jews flee to Israel from Arab countries? (The Librarians)

A look at some of the brave souls who risked their lives to reach Israel before and just after the state’s founding..Read more 
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‘Remember Baghdad’ Review (Fathom)

Since the film ‘ Remember Baghdad’ was made in 2017, the number of Jews in Iraq has gone down from five to three. The film, commissioned by David Dangoor, has been […]
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Why we need to remember the Farhud

The baton has been passed from those who massacred Jews in 1941 Baghdad to today’s Iraqi politicians controlled by Iran. Read more
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Anti-normalisation law could prove toothless

The  world has reacted with shock to Iraq ratifying a ‘draconian’ law criminalizing normalization with Israel. Read more…  
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Nakba Day is a catastrophe for reconciliation

May 15 is ‘Nakba’ Day, when Palestinians and their supporters mourn the ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s creation. Read article in full  
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Amnesty’s blinkered anti-Zionism is a recipe for disaster

It is likely that the Jews Paul O’Brien meets are the type who belong to Jewish Voice for Peace, delusional liberals who are willing to trade in Jewish sovereignty for […]
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The Nazi roots of Arab antisemitism must not be denied

  It is not Haj Amin al-Husseini’s effect on the Nazis that Yad Vashem chair Dani Dayan ignores, but rather, the Mufti’s impact on the Arabs. Read article in full
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This refugee’s heart still belongs in Egypt

In 1956, a famous hit song of the time was ‘Que será será.’ The song is indelibly associated with the Suez crisis in one 14-year old Jewish girl’s memory.  It may […]
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US taxpayers to fund revisionist MENA history

  For some years now, the creeping politicization of the arts and social sciences in Western universities has been a cause for concern. Now the rewriting of Jewish history in […]
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Exodus Commemoration is antidote to denial

Professor Mohamed Aboulghar is a busy man—an obstetrician, politician and amateur historian who has published two books on the Jews of Egypt. Apparently, they are selling like hotcakes. At a recent […]
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Remembering the ‘Second exodus’ on 30 November

On 29 October 1956, Lilian Abda was swimming in the Suez Canal when Egyptian soldiers arrested her. Abda was charged with trying to relay information to the enemy. ‘I was […]
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Why are Jews so quick to defend their enemies? (Jewish Chronicle)

Writing here last month, Sabrina Miller made a plea: Jewish schools should teach Palestinian views. Her argument was that this would help woefully ill-informed young Jews better to argue Zionism’s […]
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When will the ‘Happy dhimmi’ myth be discredited?

Today, any connection with slavery, however tenuous, is enough to make historical figures into non-persons. It’s time to treat the subjugation of Jews in Arab lands with the same seriousness. […]
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Why can’t Moroccan Jews be deemed Shoah survivors?

When Haim Gabbai was 10 in wartime Morocco, his father was taken by force from the family home in Marrakesh and sent to a forced labor camp.  (Photo is of […]
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Out of Egypt and into New York

The past is not dead, it is not even past’. William Faulkner’s aphorism  might sum up Jean Naggar’s novel ‘Footprints on the heart.’ No matter how much her characters try and […]
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From Baghdad to Gaza: today’s conflict is rooted in a Nazi-era ideology

Baghdad, 1941. There was a frenzied banging on the front door. When my mother answered it, she recognised her aunt’s Jewish cook, ashen-faced, pleading to be let in: “I was […]
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Remembering the Farhud, 80 years on

It was early on 1st June, 1941, that the woman who delivered milk to Ivy Shashoua’s house in Baghdad warned: ‘Stay at home.’ Trouble was brewing for the Jews that […]
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Sheikh Jarrah and asymmetrical property claims

All avenues leading to restitution of Jewish property in Arab countries are closed. Read article in full
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The dispossessed Jews you will never hear about

By now the name ‘Sheikh Jarrah’  will be familiar to anyone who has been following events in Israel and Gaza. You will have learned that Arabs living in four houses […]
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To combat Holocaust denial, call out Arab antisemitism

The path to true reconciliation lies in a balanced view of history, where Jewish victims of Arab antisemitism are allowed to tell their stories, and Arab states are called to […]
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Jews vanish from Iraq, but still have no closure

The recent death of the “last Jewish doctor” in Iraq highlights the near-extinction of the oldest Jewish Diaspora in the world…. Read this full article in the Jewish News Syndicate […]
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Who says Morocco never persecuted its Jews?

The news that Israel and Morocco are about to “normalize” their relations has been met with jubilation in Israel—and in the Moroccan diaspora. The first direct flight has taken off […]
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The man who flew 120,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel

Jews with roots in Iraq are today the third largest community in Israel – after the Soviet and the Moroccan. Did you ever wonder how they got there? Read this […]
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