Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The notable flight of Jews from Iraq

This letter (scroll down) appeared in today's Independent. A pity Mr Treeby used the term 'migration' rather than 'exodus'.

Sir: In your article of 23 October, you refer to the Iraqi exodus as one of the largest since the Palestinian refugee crisis of 1948. You missed the smaller, but no less notable, flight of Jews from Iraq that followed. A 150,000-strong community dating back 2,700 years was reduced to a tiny handful. This was just part of the migration of hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern and North African Jews during the postwar period.

ALEXIS ROSOFF TREEBY

LONDON N3


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