Clearing Myths - Iraq's Jews - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Binyan
    • 27.04.05 | 02:25 (IDT)

    To all who perpetuate myths: Specific to the charge of Israeli collusion with attacks on Jews in Iraq in the late forties, please refer to the facts. Despite several academic, governmental and private inquiries, there has never been any evidence of any kind substantiating this claim. Moreover, in the most thorough documentary on the subject by Selim Fattal (Yehudei Bavel - Jews of Babylon), no one was willing to testify even anonymously. Lastly, if one examines Jewish life in Iraq from 1919-1949, it is evident that there was a rapid rise of anti-Semitism, complicating Jewish life there. Israel's independence effectively exacerbated the hostile environment for Iraq's Jews. Those perpetuating these myths are either guilty of ignorance or desire to 'create' a certain narrative. So be it, but this does not make it the truth.

    from the article: Sharon's vision
    First published 00:00 26.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 26.04.05
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