The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951

The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951

by Moshe Gat
     
 

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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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9781135246617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
510 KB

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