Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pro-Palestinians dumbstruck by Jewish refugee event

It was an extraordinary sight testifying to the effectiveness of Dumisani Washington's Mizrahi Project:  pro-Palestinian activists were visibly moved by what they saw and heard at a 'Night to Honor Israel', as Jews from Arab countries told their harrowing stories. Pastor Washington posted the following on his Facebook page:

"Some 15 Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) members came to stage what amounted to a silent protest at the CUFI On Campus at UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio event tonight. Some came with their mouths taped shut, and some holding signs smearing Israel with apartheid, hate...the usual canards. However, the event was the Night to Honor Israel, and the theme?


Pro-Palestinians at the Mizrahi Project presentation 'were impacted and will not forget what they heard', according to Dumisani Washington

The over 850,000 Jewish refugees from North Africa & the Middle East. The Mizrahi Project.

Yes. These students sat silently and watched the PragerU video, “Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees” and heard how the UN and Arab leaders have been using the Palestinians as pawns for decades. 

They watched as Hillel Neuer of UN Watch demanded that the Arab state leaders answer the question, “Where are your Jews?!”

They listened to Rachel Wahba tell of her dad fleeing Egypt after Hitler’s Mein Kampf became an Arabic language best seller.

They listened to Elie Nounou tell how he attended Cairo University with Yasser Arafat, who already had a deep hatred of Jews - long before calling himself a Palestinian and forming a terrorist organization that feigned concern for them.
They sat in rapt attention as David Suissa told how his grandfather escaped from Morocco, and how Jews from all over the world are returning to Israel for a “family reunion.”

And they watched Hila Oved Brog explain how her parents did not allow her family to hate Libya or Germany from where here father’s and mother’s families were expelled after losing everything.

They sat and listened. The expressions on many of their faces were betraying. They were touched. They were impacted; so much so that even when I opened the floor for questions, they sat there and either stared blankly or simply looked down. They were completely unprepared for what they heard. They will not forget it. There is no doubt in my mind that some of their hearts have already begun to turn."

   
Rap by Ari Lesser about the Jewish refugees from Arab countries

10 comments:

Rashi said...

FINALLY!!! The people who actually need to see and hear this, saw and heard this. Great work Dumisani Washington. I wish you tons of success and strength to continue on and educate the uneducated.

Scott Landau said...

Love It!

Gary Willig said...

It's amazing that they chose a silent protest to begin with. I've never heard of an anti-Israel protest that wasn't at a minimum an attempt to shout down the Israeli/pro-Israel/Jewish speaker if not outright violent. Well, you can learn something if you just listen.

A Frij said...

You have ignored the many thousands that left the Muslim world after 1967. More than half again the 850,000 always quoted. Are these the real forgotten Jews?
THIS NUMBER 850,000 IS MISLEADING. IT ONLY COVERS THE NUMBER OF JEWS THAT WERE REFUGEES FROM ARAB (NOT MUSLIM) LANDS IN THE FIRST FEW YEARS OF THE STATE. ALMOST THAT MANY FLED ARAB LANDS SINCE THE EARLY 1950S, A GREAT MANY FLED AFTER THE 6 DAY WAR AND LATER, INCLUDING THE 3500 SMUGGLED OUT OF SYRIA BY JUDY FELD CARR. GET YOUR NUMBERS STRAIGHT. IF YOU ADD THOSE WHO LEFT IRAN A MUSLIM BUT NOT ARAB STATE, THIS IS EVEN BIGGER.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe04zVtee4A

Thomas Dikel said...

Re the comment: "I've never heard of an anti-Israel protest that wasn't at a minimum an attempt to shout down the Israeli/pro-Israel/Jewish speaker if not outright violent."

The reason my friend is the good Pastor Washington is from Stockton. Word must have gotten out. To paraphrase loosely, "You don't mess with the Zohan."

You go Pastor Washington. As always, a beacon.

bataween said...

A Frij, I'm afraid you are mistaken: Some 76,000 remained in the Arab world after 1967. If you add the Jews from Iran after 1979, that is 20,000. So the total is about 100,000, nowhere near half the 850,000.

Brian said...

There were over 130,000 Jews in Iran before the fall of the Shah

bataween said...

All the figures I have seen show that the population never numbered more than 100,000 at its peak. About 80,000 in 1979. Today, about 8,000 remain.

Anonymous said...

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jewish-refugees-from-arab-countries ...... THATS BEACUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU WERE SHOWN! Look at the chart

bataween said...

What is the point you are making?