Israel makes suffering of Mizrahi Jews in Holocaust a mandatory subject

Israel makes suffering of Mizrahi Jews in Holocaust a mandatory subject
Ynet Tamar Trabelsi-Hadad|Published:  08.15.19 , 14:58 The fate of Jews living in North Africa under Nazi occupation will be a mandatory chapter in the history matriculation exam in Israeli schools starting in the next school year. In addition, the subject of European Jewry during the Holocaust will also be reinstated. The move comes four years after the subject of the Holocaust has been removed from the school curriculum. The removal was part of a proposal by former Education Minister Shai Piron, which was later rectified by another former Education Minister Naftali Bennett.
Piron’s proposal included teachers being allowed to assign
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Israeli group searches for Arabs with Jewish ancestors

Israeli group searches for Arabs with Jewish ancestors
Mordechai Goldman August 2, 2019 Al-Monitor An Israeli online campaign in Arabic has been a surprising success. The campaign, which was launched just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which started on June 8, encourages Muslims with Jewish roots according to Jewish law to return to Judaism. This unusual and unprecedented effort was launched by the group Yad L’Achim, which describes itself as doing everything so that "we do not give up even on a single Jew." The organization fights against "missionary activities," loss of identity and assimilation of Jews, seeking instead instilling Jewish values. According to Jewish law, a person’s
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Pattern of Abuse: Iraqi Jewish Archives and MOUs

Pattern of Abuse: Iraqi Jewish Archives and MOUs
Iraqi Jewish Archive (IJA) Background On May 6, 2003, just days after the Coalition forces took over Baghdad, 16 American soldiers, entered the flooded building of Saddam Hussein’s Intelligence agency the Mukhabarat. In the basement, under four feet of water, they found tens of thousands of books, artifacts and documents belonging to the Jewish community of Iraq – materials that had been seized from synagogues, schools and other and Jewish institutions. With limited treatment options in Baghdad, and with the agreement of the-then Iraqi Ministry of Culture and the US Department of State, the materials were shipped to the United
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Former Deputy Mossad Chief Who Helped Bring Iranian Jews to Israel Dies at 88

Navot in Iraq
Menahem Navot's career spanned 40 years, and included extracting the last Israelis from Tehran during the Islamic Revolution Ofer Aderet , Haaretz. July 20, 2019 Former deputy chief of the Mossad, Menahem Navot, died Saturday at the age of 88. Navot’s career spanned 40 years and included involvement in bringing the Jews of Iraq to Israel and the dramatic extraction of the last Israelis from Tehran at the end of the 1970s. Born Menahem Lipovetzky in Herzliya in 1931, a descendent of the Vilna Gaon, Navot received his first intelligence assignment at age 14: His handlers in the Haganah’s intelligence
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Will Mideast Christians share the fate of the Jews of Arab countries?

Will Mideast Christians share the fate of the Jews of Arab countries?
It is worth recalling a famous Muslim saying: “First we’ll take care of the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.” by  Dr. Edy Cohen  Published on  2019-07-22 18:53 Last modified: 2019-07-22 Israel Hayom A look at developments in the Middle East in recent decades gives the clear impression that the region is becoming “cleansed” of minorities – especially the Christians who have inhabited it for millennia. The process is reminiscent of that which befell the Jews of the region, who had to flee their homes amid pogroms and persecution during the 20th century, especially after the establishment of the State of Israel
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Iraqi, Saudi journalists make first official visit to Israel

Iraqi, Saudi journalists make first official visit to Israel
By Lawk Ghafuri, Rudaw July 22, 2019 ERBIL, Kurdistan region – A group of Arab journalists, including Saudis and Iraqis, arrived in Jerusalem and were received by the foreign ministry on Sunday, the Israeli government announced.
It marks the first time journalists from the two predominately-Arab countries have visited Israel following an invitation from the Israeli government. “A delegation that is composed of six journalists from different Arab countries arrived in Israel and is being hosted by the Israeli foreign ministry,” the Israeli government tweeted on Sunday. “For the first time, journalists from Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the delegation
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Bahrain FM to Times of Israel: Israel is here to stay, and we want peace with it

Bahrain FM to Times of Israel: Israel is here to stay, and we want peace with it
By RAPHAEL AHREN 26 June 2019, 4:53 pm  TIMES OF ISRAEL MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain sees the US-led economic workshop taking place in Manama this week as a possible “gamechanger” tantamount in its scope to the 1978 Camp David peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said Wednesday, also firmly backing Israel’s right to exist. “We see it as very, very important,” Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told The Times of Israel on the sidelines of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop. Khalifa also stressed that his country recognizes Israel’s right to exist, knows that it is “there
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Jewish Refugee Issue Debated in British Parliament

Jewish Refugee Issue Debated in British Parliament
For the first time, the issue of Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East was debated by British Parliament on Tuesday, June 19th in Westminster Hall. The discussion was initiated by MP Theresa Villiers and highlighted the absence of Jews from Arab countries in public discourse on the Middle East and North Africa. JIMENA partner, Lyn Julius of Harif, a UK organization representing Jews from the MENA is quoted saying, "It is hoped that as a result of the debate the British government will take steps to recognize the injustice that was suffered by more than 800,000 Jewish
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Brave Iraqis get awards for advocating ‘normalisation’

Brave Iraqis get awards for advocating 'normalisation'
Point of No Return Two Iraqis have recently been honoured for advocating normal relations between Iraq and Israel. The World Jewish Congress meeting in the US chose Iraqi ex-MP Mithal al-Alusi to receive its Jan Karski award, named after a member of the wartime Polish resistance who tried to warn Franklin D Roosevelt of the Holocaust befalling European Jewry. Sarah Idan will be awarded a prize by UN Rights watch at a ceremony in Geneva on 13 June. Both individuals have suffered for their brave stance: Mithal al-Alusi 's two sons were assassinated and he was warned that his
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‘Deal of the century’ must address Jewish refugee issue

‘Deal of the century’ must address Jewish refugee issue
It can be argued that before there can be peace, there must be truth, justice and reconciliation. Perhaps nowhere is this more relevant than with regard to the over 100-year-old Israeli-Arab conflict.
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