Jews of Arab Lands Israel Commemorates Flight of 850,000 Jews From Arab, Muslim Countries

Mizrahi Jews were not able to tell their personal stories of expulsion from the Middle East and North Africa as it was always eclipsed by the Holocaust; this is only the second year in over half a century Israel is commemorating the tragedy.

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Gladys Cohen, 84, lit a memorial candle Sunday and dedicated it to two relatives who were arrested and imprisoned in the country of her birth, Iraq, many decades ago. “Shaul was an engineer. Ya’akov, his older...