Sunday, November 24, 2019

UN event to mark exodus of Jews from Arab countries

As part of this year's '30 November ' commemorations, an event to highlight the plight of Jews expelled from Arab countries will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 4 December. The former Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and the US 'antisemitism tsar, Elan Carr, will take part in the  event, arranged by Israel's UN Mission and JIMENA. (With thanks: Imre)



Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan will be a keynote speaker at the gathering, which is being organized by Israel’s UN Mission and the Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) organization. Idan now lives in exile in the US after controversy erupted in her home country in 2017 when she posted a selfie with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman.

 Other speakers will include Israel’s UN envoy, Danny Danon, and the Trump administration’s special envoy for monitoring and combating antisemitism, Elan Carr.

 Danon said in a statement on Monday, “The story of nearly a million Jews who were brutally expelled from their homes has so far received no UN attention, and has even been deliberately downplayed to focus solely on the Palestinian narrative. The State of Israel must voice support for Jewish refugees and correct this historical injustice.” To book your place, click here.

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