Friday, March 02, 2018

Top Iraqi newsman issues unprecedented apology

With thanks: Lisette; Lily


In what has been hailed as a 'transformational' development, a top news anchor in Iraq has issued an unprecedented apology to the Iraqi-Jewish community for their dispossession and expulsion.

Anwar Al-Hamdani is one of the top newsmen in Iraq. He  produces and presents his daily, controversial top rated programme Studio 9 or Al Tasi’aa which is watched daily by millions in Iraq.

Al-Hamdani himself contacted the journalist Linda Menuhin in Israel asking her to circulate the clip. It has since gone viral and has had more than 80,000 views.

The clip airs a very powerful testimony by an Iraqi-Jewish woman now living in Israel. In a mixture of Arabic and Hebrew, she tells us her account of her experience of the 1941 Farhud, and  how they were oppressed and their monies, assets, bank accounts and properties were confiscated and their Iraqi citizenship was revoked. Moreover some were executed and almost all were deported from Iraq.

Linda Menuhin has hailed Al-Hamdani's apology as 'transformational'.


Anonymous said...

it would help if there were subtitles so we could understand what he's saying. Otherwise it means nothing

Bryna said...

Is it possible to get a translation of this address?

bataween said...

There is one in the pipeline and I will update the post as soon as it is out.

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

Maybe MEMRI has a translation.

Arthur Jackson said...

Here is the Video with subtitles c/o StandWithUs