Moses said to the people in his final charge "I put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life...Be strong and resolute..for the Lord will not forsake you" Deut. 30 and 31. Former US National Debate Champion and Ordained Rabbi tackles issues of Public Policy, Israel, Islamic Terrorism, Antisemitism, Jewish Wisdom and the Chicago Bears
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Justice for the 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries.
Today we mark the national day remembering Jewish exodus from Muslim lands. For the first time the suffering is officially recognized, of the families of 850,000 Jews who were expelled from their homes in Iraq and Syria, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran, Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon and other Arab and Muslim countries from 1920 onward. No justice, no compensation, billions of dollars stolen, land taken away, lives. Stand up for their rights
Remember the Jewish Nakba: 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries were expelled between 1948 and 1951. Many of these Jews fled to Israel to make a new life. There is no "right of return" for these refugees, and the Arab countries who expelled them have never made reparations. In contrast, Israel did not expel Arabs from the land, in fact, many fled of their own accord, due to a war they themselves initiated. Additionally, Israel has made many efforts to accommodate Arabs from British Palestine.
Land stolen from Jews in Arab countries equals over 100,000 sq. km: nearly five times the entire size of the state of Israel pre-1967 (22,000 sq. km)