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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times of israel articles

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in the Times of Israel.

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in the Jewish News Syndicate.

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