An Uneasy Truce and the Suez War

Letter from Ben-Gurion to Chaim Halperin, Mar. 29, 1955.
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Letter from Ben-Gurion to Chaim Halperin, Mar. 29, 1955.

Translation: “I read your letter and I do not accept the assumption that all existing national treasures in our country have been discovered or are already known.  I do not see myself as a researcher although I explore for myself from time to time subjects that I have interest in or I am asked about.  […]

An Uneasy Truce and the Suez War, 1949-1956
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An Uneasy Truce and the Suez War, 1949-1956

Overview The Story, 1948-1980, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Egyptian-Israeli General Armistice Agreement, February 24, 1949. Lebanese-Israeli General Armistice Agreement, March 23, 1949. U.S Congressional Joint Resolution, March 24, 1949. Jordanian-Israeli General Armistice Agreement, April 3, 1949. Israeli-Syrian General Armistice Agreement, July 20, 1949. Report on Status of the Armistice Negotiations and Truce in Palestine (Excerpts), July […]

Armistice Lines, 1949
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Armistice Lines, 1949

Yemenite Jews Awaiting Airlift
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Yemenite Jews Awaiting Airlift

Bernard Baruch’s letter to Rabbi Friedman, Dec. 31, 1953.
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Bernard Baruch’s letter to Rabbi Friedman, Dec. 31, 1953.

Bernard M. Baruch 597 Madison Avenue New York 22. N.Y. Kingstree, South Carolina December 31, 1953 Rabbi Harold A. Friedman Temple Hesed Abraham 150 Hall Avenue Jamestown, New York My dear Rabbi Friedman- Yours of December 22nd was indeed a moving letter. You must be aware, of course, that I have been deeply interested in […]

Authority of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and of the Syrian-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission: United Nations Security Council Resolution, May 18, 1951.
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Authority of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization and of the Syrian-Israeli Mixed Armistice Commission: United Nations Security Council Resolution, May 18, 1951.

The Security Council Recalling its past resolutions of 15 July 1948,(2) 11 August 1949,(3) 17 November 1950 (4) and 8 May 1951 (5) relating to the General Armistice Agreements between Israel and the neighbouring Arab States (6) and to the provisions contained therein concerning methods for maintaining the armistice and resolving disputes through the mixed […]

The Iraqi Government Urges that Jewish Emigration be Speeded Up, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Iraqi Government Urges that Jewish Emigration be Speeded Up, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT URGES THAT JEWISH EMIGRATION BE SPEEDED UP OR IT WILL TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES OF ITS OWN (1951) Cypher/OTP FOREIGN OFFICE AND WHITEHALL DISTRIBUTION FROM BAGHDAD TO FOREIGN OFFICE Sir H. Mack D. 12.04 P.M. 25th January, 1951 No. 59 24th January, […]

The Progress of Jewish Emigration from Iraq Two Months before the Expiration of the Law Permitting It, Jan. 18, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Progress of Jewish Emigration from Iraq Two Months before the Expiration of the Law Permitting It, Jan. 18, 1951, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. CONFIDENTIAL British Embassy BAGHDAD (1572/5/51) 18th January, 1951 Dear Geoffrey, Please refer to my letter No. 1571/160/50 on the 20th December about Iraqi Jews. The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior has informed us that up to the 13th January a total of 85,893 Iraqi […]

The Zionist Underground in Iraq Appeals to the Jews to Register for Emigration, Apr. 8, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Zionist Underground in Iraq Appeals to the Jews to Register for Emigration, Apr. 8, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. Saturday, April 8, 1950, 4 P.M. A Call to the Jewish Community O Children of Zion Residents of Babylon, Save Yourselves For the second time in the history of this diaspora, after 2,488 years, we are hearing the echo of the historic prophecy of […]

The Iraqi Law Permitting Jews to Emigrate with the Forfeiture of Nationality, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
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The Iraqi Law Permitting Jews to Emigrate with the Forfeiture of Nationality, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Click here for more on The Creation and History of Iraq. Article 1 The Council of Ministers is empowered to divest any Iraqi Jew who, of his own free will and choice, desires to leave Iraq for good of his Iraqi nationality after he has signed a special form in the presence of an official […]