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"Since the exile of Jews from Iraq virtually no Jewish life remains in the country – this treasured collection belongs to the Jewish community and should be made available to them.”
Democratic and Republican lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to renegotiate the deal, arguing that the documents should be kept in the US or elsewhere where they are accessible to Iraqi Jews and their descendants.
Latif Jiji cited his Judaism and celebration of Passover as the inspiration for his winemaking.
Against the backdrop of the Holocaust, the June 1941 Farhud Massacre was perpetrated upon the unprepared Iraqi Jews – as the British stood by and did nothing.
By EDWIN BLACK
Normally the elites of Iraqi Jewry in London are associated with the great merchant families, but Nessim Dawood represented an aristocracy of knowledge instead.
By DORE GOLD
The Torah scroll was written on the finest deerskin available in Bahdad and completed in 1912; It now resides at the Ohel Ari Synagogue in Ra'anana.
By MARION FISCHEL
Most revered for his Arabic to English translation of the Koran, Nessim Joseph Dawood was a revolutionary in introducing the West to Arab literature and culture – but his life story is so much more.
Maliki was the leader of Iraq during a period of intense sectarianism, when pro-Iranian forces were largely seen as increasing their hold on Baghdad.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Since ISIS attacked the diversity of the Iraqi community, diversity is now valued far more consciously, and this trend’s most surprising consequence is related to the Iraqi Jews.
By JUDIT NEURINK
Sami Halali and his family were able to flee Iraq to Israel in 1971. Sami explained that the family hid the letter in their house after they received it in Iraq, but read it only once because of the pain it caused.
By ZACK EVANS,CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERG
Alaa Mashzoub was an Iraqi writer and intellectual. He was shot 13 times while riding his bicycle.
Once thought a failed state, Iraq has emerged from the chaos of ISIS to hold successful elections.
Jordan played a key role in deal that concerns Israel and shows Washington is playing a new role in southern Syria.
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