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>Re: jews in Iraq. On the last day of Passover, 1950, a bomb went off near a coffee shop where Jewish intellectuals went. The oldest jewish community in the world, the 150,000 jews of Iraq, was convinced that Iraqis wanted to kill them, possibly for being friendly with British troops during WWII. Later it was found out that the bomb and 2 others were planted by a zionist group of terrorists who wanted to "encourage" jews to immigrate to Israel. It did indeed set off an exodus at the time. Only 5,000 jews remained after that. Accounts of this were later published in Israel, in 1966, in Ha'olam Hazel, and in 1972, the Black Panther magazine. (Source: Hirst, David, 1977, The Gun and the Olive Branch, London: Faber and Faber, p. 158.) Who published the Iraqi Jew that is refered to below? Philippa ===== Original Message From sandra lynton <email@example.com> ===== >What is the status of human beings belonging to >various minority groups in Iraq? >Have the sanctions had a bigger/lesser impact, or has >it made no difference? ie this is where the regime >may play into the impact of the sanctions - >eg: >THE IRAQI JEW > >1948 Jewish population: 150,000 >1991:150 > >Que pasa? > >The 2,700 year-old Iraqi Jewish community has suffered >horrible persecution in >modern-day Iraq. > > > >__________________________________________________ >Do You Yahoo!? >Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup >http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com > >_______________________________________________ >Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. >To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss >To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk