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3. Learn more about Jewish refugees
The story of the expulsion of entire Jewish communities from Arab lands, as well as from Iran, is an important part of modern Jewish history that profoundly affected the Jewish nation as a whole as well as the demographic composition of the Middle East and North Africa. Yet it is hardly ever mentioned in the international media or acknowledged at the UN.
In 1948, Israel was reborn as a nation and more than 850,000 Jews were forced from their homes throughout the Middle East, from Morocco all the way to Iran. These ancient Jewish communities predated the birth of Islam. Most of these communities no longer exist today.
Yet most people have never heard of these Jewish refugees. No one remembers their loss. No one tells their stories…until now!
CUFI is telling their stories through The Mizrahi Project.
Joseph Samuels: “In the ’40’s in Iraq there was about 1450,000 Jews living there. In Baghdad there was about 90,000. Today there is none. But whenever we settled we became part of the country. We don’t live as a victim. Living as a victim is a miserable life.”