Thursday, June 09, 2005

International campaign for Jews from Arab countries planned

According to Haaretz of 8 June ( with thanks: Robin, Lily), Jewish activists and representatives of Jewish organizations from nine countries convening in Paris announced Wednesday their intention to open an International Advocacy Campaign on the rights of former Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

The proposed campaign will target governments, the media, Jewish organizations, synagogues and Jewish day schools in up to 14 different countries.

It will record and publicize what the organizers referred to as "the mass violations of human rights suffered by Jews under Arab and document the loss of extensive communal and individual assets."

(There will be a mini-campaign to raise awareness of the issue in London in November 2005: films, lectures and exhibitions are planned under the auspices of a new Association of Jews from Arab Countries, HARIF - Ed)

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