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THE EXPULSION OF JEWS FROM ARAB AND MUSLIM COUNTRIES
Israel's Foreign Affairs Min 2017 (3.01)
On June 20th, the world marks 'World Refugee Day', commemorating the strength, courage and perseverance of of refugees. On this day, we remember the 20th-century expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim countries. Jewish communities in Arab countries formed a significant part of the Jewish diaspora. From 1920 onward, some 850,000 Jews were expelled from their homes – from Tripoi to Cairo,
from Damascus to Baghdad.

COMMEMORATION EVENTS FOR JEWS FROM ARAB COUNTRIES
i24NEWS English 22014 (1.47)

COMMEMORATING THE EXPULSION OF THE JEWS FROM ARAB COUNTRIES
Israel's Foreign Affairs Min.2014 (19.01)

The Knesset has designated  November 30th by law as a day of commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews from Arab lands. The narratives of the departure of the Jews from Arab lands differ in detail by country , and from one family to another, but in the substance the stories are similar. Jews lived in the Arab lands for thousands of years, and many of their communities preceded the advent of Islam.  The Jewish communities of Iraq had existed for more than 2,500 years and were a cultural center of Judaism where the Babylonian Talmud was written and compiled. This ancient community came under attack from the Iraqi government in the wake of the establishment of Israel, and was expelled, after being physically attacked with many fatalities, and their property and assets confiscated. In this film, Aharon Abudi, tells the story of his upbringing in Iraq, and the story of his family, through the Farhud pogrom and expulsion, their absorption in Israel and a life rebuilt from the ruins.

PERSONA GRATA EP. 3 - "
I WAS A REFUGEE": THE EXPULSION OF JEWS FROM ARAB LANDS AND IRAN
Israel's Foreign Affairs Min.2019 (26.36)
In November of 1948, as Jews in Israel and the western world celebrated the establishment of the State of Israel, hundreds of thousands of Jews throughout the Middle East began packing their bags, preparing for a dark period in which more than two millennia of Jewish life in Arab lands and Iran would come to an abrupt end.

On November 30th, we commemorate the expulsion of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran. In this episode we'll hear from Linda Menuhin, a Jewish refugee from Baghdad who was forced to flee Iraq in 1969. Today, Linda who lives in Israel, is pioneering Israel's diplomacy efforts in Arabic on social media, building bridges between millions of Arabic speakers around the world and the Jewish State.

Between 1948-1979, more than 850,000 Jews were forced to leave their homes, possessions and loved ones behind, as a wave of unprecedented violence and bloodshed targeted Jewish communities across the Middle East. This would eventually lead to the culmination of Jewish life in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, and Egypt. Many of these Jews (close to 600,000), found a new home and purpose in the State of Israel,
where they rebuilt their lives
and heavily shaped the young Jewish State.)

JEWISH REFUGEES FROM
ARAB COUNTRIES
StandWithUs 2016 (2.42)
Today we remember the 850,000 Jewish refugees who were expelled or forced to flee from Arab countries.
Learn more: www.standwithus.com/booklets/jewishrefugees

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
4IL 2017 (1.30)
In 1948, the year Israel was declared a state, 265,000 Jews lived in Morocco, 150,000 in Iraq, 140,000 in Algeria, 100,000 in Egypt, 100,000 in Tunisia, 55,000 in Lebanon, 40,000 in Libya, 30,000 in Syria and thousands more throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, for a grand total of 880,000. Shortly thereafter, over 850,000 Jews were expelled from the very countries they called home. The Arab League rejected the establishment of the State of Israel and ultimately decided in forcing out the absolute majority of Jews
from their countries.

Arabs / Jews (1950-1959)
British Pathé 2014 (9.12)
Pinewood Stock Can material.

Israel / Palestine.

VS of camels - including baby. Shots of Arab men in traditional costume near camels. Gathering of men and livestock - possibly for market.

VS of Jewish people / Israelis working on a farm / Kibbutz. They use tractors and animals. They are working a small area of farmland.

VS of Arab man by roadside. Large group of children gathered. VS of Arab town.

VS of irrigation systems watering farmland on Kibbutz. Back view of man driving tractor carrying rifle and ammunition belt.

VS of poor looking Arab / Palestinian dwelling. MS of elderly Arab men in traditional clothes.

Ext. of large modern looking building.  CU back view of man with rifle looking out over land. He uses binoculars to survey the scene. MS of Israeli guard post.
Man looks out over territory. MS young men move irrigation pipes on Kibbutz.

THE UNTOLD EXODUS OF JEWS FROM ARAB LANDS
J-TV: Jewish Ideas. Global Relevance.
2019 (8.30)
When the world speaks of Middle Eastern refugees, it means Palestinian Arab refugees. The truth is that there were more Jews displaced from Arab countries since 1948 than Palestinians from Israel (856,000, as against 711,000, according to UN figures). Some people call the Jewish Exodus The Greatest Story never told. Meet Lyn Julius, author of "Uprooted: How 3,000 years of Jewish civilisation in the Arab world vanished overnight".

THE NAKBA OF ARABIC JEWS
WZO 2011 (7.09)

ELUSIVE PEACE -
ISRAEL AND THE ARABS -
 ALL 3 PARTS - DOCUMENTARY

Anna Bens 2015  (4.47.55)

SEPHARDIC AMERICAN
JEWISH VOICES
- INTRO AND SAMPLES

2122948350  2010 (10.16)

SEPHARDI VOICES UK.
SEVEN STORIES

Sephardi Voices UK 2019 (16.49)

SILENT EXODUS - THE JEWISH NAKBAH
Pierre Rehov 2015  (58.39)

They were more than a million Jews. Between 1946 and 1974, this million is the number of forgotten fugitives, expelled from the Arab world, and whom history would like to forget, while the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a veil of modesty. The Jews have been living in Arabic lands for thousands of years and seemed to accept their fate forever, some even considering their survival as a miracle

But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, was also the birth of the State of Israel.

And, while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, while the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in dangerous boats to fulfill at last the return to the land of their dreams and their prayers, a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their home, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.

They were soon going to fill up the refugee camps built on their brothers’ land, and – because of their refusal to integrate – pass on their refugee status to the next generations.

The Jews did not get any special status. They had just returned to the Land of their fathers

And if they came from Aden, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia or Libya, if they had lost everything and sometimes even relatives, memories and cemeteries, it is in Israel and the west that they were ready to rebuild their lives. Without ever asking for any compensation, any right to return,
or even wishing that their story be told…

COMMEMORATING THE EXPULSION
OF THE JEWS FROM ARAB COUNTRIES

Israel's Foreign Affairs Min. 2014 (19.01)

The Knesset has designated November 30th by law
as a day of commemoration of the expulsion of the Jews from Arab lands.

The narratives of the departure of the Jews from Arab lands differ in detail by country , and from one family to another, but in the substance the stories are similar. Jews lived in the Arab lands for thousands of years, and many of their communities preceded the advent of Islam. The Jewish communities of Iraq had existed for more than 2,500 years and were a cultural center of Judaism where the Babylonian Talmud was written and compiled. This ancient community came under attack from the Iraqi government in the wake of the establishment of Israel, and was expelled, after being physically attacked with many fatalities, and their property and assets confiscated. In this film, Aharon Abudi, tells the story of his upbringing in Iraq, and the story of his family, through the Farhud pogrom and expulsion, their absorption in Israel and a life rebuilt from the ruins.

ETHNIC CLEANSING
OF JEWS IN ARAB COUNTRIES

EnEvighet7  2010 (10.10)

Up to one million Jews have been forced to flee from Arab countries and hundreds of Jewish communities have been ethnically cleansed throughout this century. Most of these refugees now live in Israel and their old homes are no more. In fact, Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab and Muslim lands and their descendants constitute
about 50% of Jewish Israelis.

In the history of the Arab-Israel conflict, the United Nations have made 687 resolution about the conflict. 101 of these resolutions dealt with the issue of refugees. It is astonishing to know that NOT ONE SINGLE resolution deals with the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries. All 101 resolutions are about Palestinian refugees only. This is the hypocrisy of the United Nations.

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
1,000,000 JEWS EXPELLED  - 1

World Jewish Congress,  2008 (10.00)

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
1,000,000 JEWS EXPELLED  - 2

World Jewish Congress,  2012 (10.00)

WE DISAPPEARED."
THE STORY OF JEWISH REFUGEES
FROM ARAB LANDS

WorldJewish Congress 2016 (7.40)

DHIMMIS -
TO BE A JEW IN A MUSLIM LAND - PART 1

MegillahGuerrilla 2009 (9.10)

DHIMMIS -
TO BE A JEW IN A MUSLIM LAND - PART 2

MegillahGuerrilla 2009 (9.39)

DHIMMIS -
TO BE A JEW IN A MUSLIM LAND - PART 3

MegillahGuerrilla 2009 (8.24))

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
Tsivya Frieder  2016 (23.20)

Dr. David Kazzaz relates his first-hand account of the stressful period when the 850,000 Jews living in Arab lands
were forced out
and their ancient communities destroyed.

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
1,000,000 JEWS EXPELLED  - 3

World Jewish Congress,  2008 (10.00)

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
1,000,000 JEWS EXPELLED  - 4

World Jewish Congress,  2008 (10.00)

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
1,000,000 JEWS EXPELLED  -5

World Jewish Congress,  2008 (8.34)

THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES
FULL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE

Israel’s Voice 2014 (49.01)
The Forgotten Refugees A film about the mass exodus of up to one million Jews from Arab countries In 1945, who lived in the Middle East outside the Palestine Mandate and in North Africa. Within a few years, only a few thousand remained.

This is the story of the thousands who fled their homes, who endured efugee camps, and who today quietly carry the memory of a destroyed civilization.

It explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years. Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, these personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including
rescue missions of Yemenite and Iraqi Jews

JEWISH REFUGEE'S STORY
AT THE U.N.

JIMENAORG  2008  (3.22min )

Regina Waldman, chair of JIMENA
(Jews Indigenous to the Middle East
 and North Africa)
addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva on the issue of the
nearly 1 million Jewish Refugees
from the Arab countries

"WE DISAPPEARED." THE STORY OF JEWISH REFUGEES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
World Jewish Congress 2016 (7.40)
The stories of the people who witnessed the end of Jewish life in their countries of origin, from Iraq to Libya, and were forced to start from scratch: the Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Jewish presence in Arab countries long predates Islam and the Arab conquest of the Middle East and goes back to Biblical times. According to official statistics, over 850,000 Jews were forced to leave their homes in Arab countries between 1948 and the early 1970s. Today, there are fewer than 7,000 Jews left. Watch the testimonies here http://ow.ly/EdeIN

JEWS FROM THE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly
in Budapest
Some 1 mln Jews from the Middle East and North Africa were forced to leave their homes after 1948, thus marking the end of thousands of years of mutual existence. Presenting the 2012 report on anti-Semitism in North Africa and the Middle East. Distributed by OneLoad.com

THE CULTURAL HERITAGE
OF THE JEWS OF THE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

World Jewish Congress  2018 (1.46)
Jews have been living in the Middle East and North Africa for more than two millenia, and are among the most ancient Jewish communities in the world. Hundreds of thousands of Jews forced out from the region after the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. But their deep impact and contribution to cultural life in their countries of origin still remains.

THEN AND NOW – THE STORY OF THE JEWISH REFUGEES FROM THE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, PT. 1

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs 2015 (4.36)
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, 500 people joined together in Toronto to recognize the struggle and celebrate the achievements of Jewish refugees driven from their homes in the Middle East and North Africa after the establishment of the State of Israel.

THEN AND NOW – THE STORY OF THE JEWISH REFUGEES FROM THE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, PT. 2

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs 2015 (3.29))
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, 500 people joined together in Toronto to recognize the struggle and celebrate the achievements of Jewish refugees driven from their homes in the Middle East and North Africa after the establishment of the State of Israel.

JEWISH LIFE IN THE
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA:
KEEPING THE STORY ALIVE

World Jewish Congress 2016 (2.49)
Look at them go...This is what was lost when the Jews of Arab lands were pushed out of their homes and countries. Whereas there are still dwindling Jewish communities that vary in number across the region, the overall outcome remains the same. On Jewish Refugee Day, we look back at what used to be, and we remember those 850,000 Jewish refugees.

"WE DREAMT OF BEING EXPELLED." BEING JEWISH IN IRAQ.
World Jewish Congress 2014 (7.31)
Growing up Jewish in Baghdad Edwin Shuker remembers one thing very clearly: the desire to run away and lead a normal life with his family. The road to London was far from easy...

THE NORTH AFRICAN HOLOCAUST
World Jewish Congress 2016 (2.11)
This is a forgotten tragedy.
It was part of the Holocaust.
But it didn’t occur in Europe…

MR. STANLEY URMAN, JUSTICE FOR JEWS FROM ARAB COUNTRIES, AMERICAN SEPHARDI FEDERATION
World Jewish Congress  2012 (22.18)