Finally, the real apartheid is getting some attention. No one ever talks about the Jews’ right to return, or their land and monies pillaged by Muslim leaders and their ‘tolerant’ Muslim neighbors returned to them.
Jerusalem: Israel on Sunday marked the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab countries after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
In a bid to draw attention to their plight, Israel formally marked the event with a state ceremony under a new law naming November 30 as the anniversary.
“Nearly 800,000 came here and the rest (around 56,000) went to the United States, France, Italy and elsewhere,” said Meir Kahlon, chairman of the Central Organisation for Jews from Arab Countries and Iran.
Kahlon himself came to Israel as a child from Libya and spent his first years in the Jewish state in one of the tent camps set up to shelter the flood of newcomers.
“President Reuven Rivlin demands Iran and Syria compensate expelled Jews,” Noam (Dabul) Dvir / Israel News
President speaks at first ceremony commemorating expulsion and exile of Jews from Arab countries and Iran, calling on Arab nations to compensate them for lost property.
President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday called on Arab states and Iran to right a historical injustice and return money to Jews harassed and expelled from these countries, having to leave their property behind.
Rivlin spoke at the first ceremony to honor 800,000 Jews from who were expelled, fled, or left their homes willingly from countries ranging from Morocco to Iran.
Above photo: AFDI ad that ran in NYC
Israel Remembers Plight of Jews Who Fled Arab World – Steve Weizman
Israel on Sunday marked the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab countries after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war with a state ceremony under a new law naming Nov. 30 as the anniversary of their plight. Justice for Jews from Arab Countries (JJAC), an international umbrella group of Jewish community organizations, says 856,000 Jews from 10 Arab countries fled or were expelled in 1948 and after, while violent Arab riots left many Jews dead or injured. “Nearly 800,000 came here” to Israel, said Meir Kahlon, chairman of the Central Organization for Jews from Arab Countries and Iran. (AFP);
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