Jews driven from Arab countries demonstrated outside a conference organised on 21 and 22 March by Zochrot, which claims to fight for Palestinian rights.
Just as Israel was rescuing the last batch of Jews from Yemen, a hotbed of civil strife and antisemitism, the conference was getting underway in Israel calling for the mass return of Palestinian 'refugees' to Israel.
Demonstrators young and old from Jewish families 'ethnically cleansed' from Arab countries carried placards drawing attention to the 'Jewish Nakba' and handed out pamphlets about the 'real story of the 1948 war'. Some 800, 000 Jews are thought to have been driven from Arab countries by violence and persecution, many with little more than the clothes on their backs, although they were non-combatants. There are estimated to be fewer than 4, 000 Jews left in the Arab world.
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians left in 1948 on the urging of their leaders, who were confident of decisively defeating the newborn Israeli state.
Zochrot was holding its third international conference in three languages to promote the so-called 'right of return' for Palestinians. The NGO derives its funding from the EU and the New Israel Fund, which has donated millions of Euros to the far left.
Jews from Arab countries have no funding and little international support.
Dr Edy Cohen, one of the key activists in the Jewish Nakba campaign and a researcher at Bar Ilan University, commented bitterly that the Zochrot conference programme was printed on thick and glossy paper and in colour. "It turns out money buys everything, even people who betray their own and actively promote a mendacious narrative."
Dr Cohen published an article in Ynet News to coincide with the Zochrot conference and plans a counter-conference on 15 May, Arab Nakba Day.