Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Last Jews of Baghdad make the news - again

With thanks: Freddy

Now here's a puzzle: why does CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour's blog suddenly feature a clip on the last Jews of Baghdad that's at least seven years old, and has been on Youtube since 2008? I thought she was a news reporter.

Nonetheless, the clip, which tells the moving story of how Rachel Zelon of the Joint (Hias) persuaded the elderly Sasson and Regina to find better health and a better life in Israel, is bound to warm the cockles of your heart.


Juniper in the Desert said...

Thank you for that beautiful video. I am crying. I am so glad for those 2 sweet people.

Anonymous said...

Maybe her blog features this old clip because she suddenly found out that her husband James Rubin may be of Iraqi Jewish origin. ..just speculating..