“We believe that settling the refugee problems on both sides —the Arab and the Jewish side — is the only way to really bring about a durable, comprehensive and lasting peace. Peace that will be built on truth and justice for all.” – Danny Ayalon
Justice for Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim countries has at long last become official Israeli government policy. It has taken more than sixty years, but here at Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa, we are celebrating this momentous event.
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No amount of grassroots campaigning could work without the official support of the Israeli government.
Israel says its time the Arab League accepted historic responsibility for the injustice done to 850,000 Jews its members robbed, expelled.
Israel’s foreign ministry on Tuesday announced it will launch an international awareness campaign highlighting the historic injustice done to Jews from Arab countries.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon - IDC Herzliya
Following the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 numerous Arab countries expelled their Jewish citizens and seized their assets – forcing them to become refugees in Israel.
Foreign ministry officials note that 850,000 Jewish refugees lost billions of dollars in assets and were forced to begin anew in Israel with only what they could carry on their backs. Continue Reading »