INFOSEPHARDIMMIZRAHITDHIMMIMAGHREBBefore 1948 an estimated 900,000 Jews lived in Arab countries.YALLA LETS START
BRIEF HISTORYFIRST/SECOND TEMPLE- KING SOLOMON/KING HEROD- 957 BCE/ 19 BCEBEFORE/ DURING TIME OF JESUSTRADERSSLAVESBABYLONIA + ROMANS- EXILESPERSIA- ANCIENT JEWISH COMMUNITYBERBERSBEFORE ISLAM/ CHRISTIANITY- SUMERIAN/ ZOROASTRIAN
DURING 2ND EXILEROMANS DESTROY ANCIENT ISRAELJEWS SCATTER ALL OVER THE WORLDJEWS OF MEDINA- PROPHET MOHAMMAD/ ISLAM-570- 632UMMA AND SHARIAH- DHIMMIISLAM SPREADS TO NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST
SPAIN, OTTOMAN, EUROPESPANISH INQUISITIONRAMBAM-MAIMONIDESOTTOMAN- TURKSFRENCH/ BRITISH COLONIAL EMPIRENORTH AFRICA-FRENCH- MIDDLE EAST MOSTLY BRITISH EXCEPT SYRIA AND LEBANON
NAZI, ISRAEL, PAN ARABISMVICHY AND NAZIS- TUNISIAMOROCCAN KING- NO JEWS ONLY MOROCCANSMAY 14, 1948-ISRAEL CREATEDNASSER + PAN ARABISM
EXODUS AND FORGOTTEN REFUGEES1948-1970 -ARAB PERSECUTIONMABAROT- TRANSIT CAMPS- SALAH SHABATIRACISM- ASHKENAZ/ORIENTALhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jlWg49z8XcOPERATION MAGIC CARPET, YACHIN, NEHEMIAHPROBLEM- ARAB GOVTS MUST RECOGNIZE AND RECOMPENSATE JEWShttp://www.justiceforjews.com/pop_chart.pdf- CHART
RecentlyThe official position of the Israeli government is that Jews from Arab countries are considered refugees, and it considers their rights to property left in countries of origin as valid and existent. http://www.justice.gov.il/MOJEng/Rights+of+Jews+from+Arab+Lands/In 2008, the Orthodox Sephardi party,Shas, announced its intention to seek compensation for Jewish refugees from Arab states.In 2009, Israeli lawmakers introduced a bill into theKnessetto make compensation for Jewish refugees an integral part of any future peace negotiations by requiring compensation on behalf of current Jewish Israeli citizens, who were expelled from Arab countries after Israel was established in 1948 and leaving behind a significant amount of valuable property. In February 2010, the bill passed its first reading. The bill was sponsored by MKNissim Ze'ev(Shas) and follows a resolution passed in theUnited States House of Representativesin 2008, calling for refugee recognition to be extended to Jews and Christians similar to that extended to Palestinians in the course of Middle East peace talks.
Holocaust restitutionexpert Sidney Zabludoff has published a calculation that the losses sustained by the Jews who fled Arab countries since1947amounts to $6 billion, in contrast to the losses of the Palestinian Arab refugees which he estimates at $3.9 billion (both sums in 2007 dollars).
Jewish refugee advocacy
Justice for Jews from Arab Countriesseeks to secure rights and redress for Jews from Arab countries who suffered as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.JIMENA(Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) publicizes the history and plight of the 900,000 Jews indigenous to theMiddle EastandNorth Africawho were forced to leave their homes and abandon their property, who were stripped of their citizenship.Historical Society of the Jews from EgyptandInternational Association of Jews from EgyptBabylonian Jewry Heritage CenterWorld Organization of Jews from Arab Countries(WOJAC).
PRESENT DAY - ISRAEL
FOOD AND CULTURELadino- hebrew and spanishDifferent prayers and tunes for wedding and prayers- Henna- protection against evil eye and childrenDjellaba and tarboushKiss on each cheek