Sunday, December 07, 2008

Israelis are 'buying former homes in Baghdad'

Is Baghdad peaceful enough for Jews to be investing in riverside property? According to this report on al-Arabiya (picked up by Israel Channel 2) Israelis are buying up their former homes in Baghdad. (with thanks: Linda)

Iraqi Israeli Jews 'have bought tens of houses' through lawyers, the TV report alleges. Some are in Abu Nawas St, along the river Tigris, and al-Rashid St, where many Jews once had offices and shops.

One tenant pays the rent through a lawyer. He knows the house belongs to Israeli Jews. According to the report, people in Baghdad read the books of (the Israeli novelist) Sami Michael translated from Hebrew!

Until these mysterious Israeli Jews come forth from the shadows perhaps it is wise to take this report with a pinch of salt.

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