The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951 [NOOK Book]

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In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these events and argues that both Iraqi discrimination and the actions of the Zionist underground in previous years played a part in the flight. The Denaturalization law of 1950 saw tens of thousands of Jews registering for emigration, and a bomb thrown at a synagogue in 1951 ...
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The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951

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Overview

In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these events and argues that both Iraqi discrimination and the actions of the Zionist underground in previous years played a part in the flight. The Denaturalization law of 1950 saw tens of thousands of Jews registering for emigration, and a bomb thrown at a synagogue in 1951 accelerated the exodus.
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Argues that the migration of 120,000 Jews from Iraq to Israel was due to a combination of oppression within Iraq, Zionist leanings within the community, and a desire to help defend the newly created state of Israel from Arab attacks. Also describes the Israeli contribution, first with covert aid for strikes, boycotts, and information campaigns, then openly after the Iraqi government allowed Jews to leave legally. Paper edition (unseen), $18.50. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135246617
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 498 KB

Table of Contents

Preface 1
1 The Socio-economic Conditions of the Jewish Community 5
2 The Jewish Community in the Independent Iraqi State 17
3 Iraq Changes its Official Policy towards the Jewish Community 32
4 The Crisis of October-November 1949: A Turning Point for the Jewish Community 51
5 The Legislation on Jewish Emigration 68
6 Organizing the Exodus 79
7 Iraq, Israel and the Jewish Emigration Question 106
8 The Property Freezing Law - March 1951 144
9 Was Terror Employed to Accelerate the Exodus? 160
10 Conclusion 192
Abbreviations and Bibliography 196
Index 205
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