A dubious campaign on behalf of Arab Jewish refugees
Compared to the African refugee issue, the question of compensation for Arab Jews has a longer history: Since the mid-1970s, when the issue was first raised, efforts of Arab Jews to obtain recognition as refugees have persisted.
This past week, Israel’s Foreign Ministry, under the initiative of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, launched the “I Am a Refugee” campaign on Facebook. By inviting Jews from Arab countries to share testimonials about their experiences in the years following Israel’s independence, Ayalon hopes to further push the issue of Arab Jewish refugee recognition onto the international agenda. But why launch the...
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