Post-67 backlash on Jews in Arab countries: Part 2

Thursday 6 October, 7:30 pm UK time (please note change of day). It is  55 years since Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War changed the politics of the Middle  East.   But it also led to a dramatic backlash on the few thousand Jews still living in Arab countries, bringing  remaining communities to the brink of […]

Jews of Tunisia

Tuesday 1 November 2022, 7:30 pm. Sandwiched between Algeria and Libya, Tunisia has had a millennial Jewish history. It was a centre of medieval scholarship, but also saw periods of repression.  The arrival of Livornese Jews exiled from Spain after 1492 gave the community a unique character.  After the French protectorate was established in 1881, […]

Jews in Hollywood on the Nile

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7:30 pm UK time. In the 1930s and 40s Egypt was the Hollywood of the Middle East, and Jews were prominent  actors and directors. Professor Deborah A Starr of Cornell University will focus on the film careers of three Egyptian Jews: Leon Angel, a comic actor who performed under the name […]

Evening to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from Arab Countries and Iran

Wednesday 30 November 2022, 7:30 pm at JW3. This year our theme will be ‘The Last Jews of Iraq’. By 1970, just 3,000 Jews remained in Iraq from a community of 150,000; today there are only three. We will hear testimonies from those who became hostages to a regime of terror under Saddam Hussein and […]

Why the Jewish refugee issue is key to Israel’s legitimacy

Tuesday 13 December 2022, 7 pm UK time. Presentation by Shmuel Trigano (French). L’histoire de la disparition du judaïsme en terres d’islam est la clef d’une mystification politique de grande ampleur qui a fini par gagner toutes les consciences. Elle fonde le récit qui accable la légitimité et la moralité d’Israël en l’accusant d’un pseudo […]

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