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Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands

  1. Primary sources
    1. A Twentieth-Century Yemenite Version of the Pact of Umar, 1905.
    2. Sir John Hope and the Yemenites, Excerpt from The Statistical Bases of Sir John Hope’s Report on Immigration, Land Settlement and Development in Palestine, Jewish Agency, 1931.
    3. Hanging of an Iraqi Jew, Eternal Stranger by Lawrence Resner, Country Life Press, NY, 1951 p.141-143.
    4. A Summary of the Iraqi Parliamentary Debate, 1950, Norman Stillman, The Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times, Jewish Publication Society, 2003.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
  2. Secondary sources
    1. The Jewish Community in Baghdad in the Eighteenth Century, Zvi Yehuda, Nehardea, Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, 2003.
    2. The Jewish Exodus from the Arab Countries, and the Arab Refugees, Israel Ministry for Foreign Affairs Information Division, Jerusalem, 1961.
    3. The Exodus from Yemen
    4. Resources for Research on Jews of Arab Countries, Randall C. Belinfante, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries, 2003.
    5. Why Jews Fled the Arab Countries, Ya’akov Meron, Middle East Quarterly, September 1995.
  3. Images
    1. Abraham Shaharbani in the British refugee camp, Balary. India, 1917-1918. Abraham Shaharbani served as an officer in the Ottoman army. Towards the end of World War II, he escaped from Istanbul, was taken hostage by the British and interred in India. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    2. The Iraqi rabbis. Baghdad, Iraq, early 1920s. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    3. The family of Sasson Saati. Baghdad, Iraq, 1920. Sasson Saati was murdered during the Farhud of 1941. His son, Naji was hanged in Baghdad in 1969. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    4. Yemenite Jews Awaiting Airlift
    5. Members of the Zionist underground dance the “hora” on the bank of the Tigris River. Baghdad, Iraq, 1950. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    6. Simhah Horesh in her wedding gown. Baghdad, Iraq, 1950. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    7. Two of the nine Jews who were hanged in Iraq in January 1969. Baghdad, Iraq, 1969. Courtesy of L’Arche, “Les Otages,” Feb-Mar 1969, p.27.
    8. The registration line for emigration to Israel as part of “Operation Ezra and Nehemiah,” near the Meir Twigg Synagogue. Baghad, Iraq, 1950-1951. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    9. Saleh Levi puts on tefillin at a group bar-mitzvah held at the Meir Twigg Synagogue. Baghdad, Iraq, 1965. Courtesy of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Archive.
    10. Ezekiel’s Tomb, Kifel, Iraq, 1932.
  4. Videos
    1. To Be a Jew in an Arab Land
    2. The Expulsion of the Jews from Arab Lands
  5. Websites
    1. Beth Hatefusoth Museum of the Jewish People
    2. HUC-JIR- Sephardic Studies
    3. Jimena- Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa
    4. Or Shalom Center- The Jews of Lybia (Hebrew)
    5. Point of No Return (blog)
  6. Further reading
    1. Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East, Catalogue of Publications.

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