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    • Angela
    • 10.08.07 | 02:39 (IDT)

    WHere do you get your information? It doesn't match mine at all. I recall very clearly the need to "pray for our suffering brethren in Damascus" in Israeli newspapers in the early '70s... About that time,there was a US TV documentary about "the suffering Jews in Damascus." When that showed they were not suffering, there was an outcry against the program...which was shown again. I have lived in Damascus and the Jewish artisans on Straight Street were doing very well, without fear, even when Israel invaded the Lebanon. Jews kept leaving as the numbers of available spouses was dwindling and holy books disappeared, apparently appearing in America... Muslim friends talk about university in the 60's-70s when no one cared who was Christian-Muslim-Jewish... The homes abandoned in the Jewish quarter are still uninhabited... A very wealthy Jewish businessman in Damascus stays on...

    from the article: Israel sends conciliatory messages to Damascus
    First published 00:00 09.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.08.07
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