Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Israel radio campaign collects testimonies
With thanks: Ian
Israelis from Arab lands are being encouraged to tell their stories as part of a project run by the Israeli Ministry for Senior Citizens.
The ministry are running a radio advertising campaign.
The project is called “V’higateta l’bincha”: 'And you will tell your children'. The saying comes from the Passover Haggadah: it enjoins Jews to pass on the story of their exodus from Egypt to succeeding generations.
The purpose is to collect testimony of how life was for the Jews in Arab lands and what happened there while the people who remember it are still alive.
The Ministry of Senior Citizens has a key role in documenting and computerising data pertaining to Jews from Arab countries and their lost property.
The Minister of Senior Citizens is the comparatively youthful Uri Orbach, above. A journalist, author and satirist, he represents the Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party, led by Naftali Bennett.