Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Nakba Here, A Nakba There, Everywhere A Nakba, Nakbas All Over The Place


    1 June 1941
    Seven years before the establishment of Israel.
    The beginning of the pogrom against the Iraqi Jews following a Nazi driven coup against the British backed regime and heralding in an era of persecution that did not end until the complete expulsion of the people under the Baathist regime.
    Remember the forgotten refugees. The nearly one million Jews expelled from ancient communities in Muslim and Arab lands where they had been for up to three thousand years.
    Robbed of their nationalities. Robbed of all they owned.
    A cruel vindictive attack on a harmless innocent population for no other reason than to extract retribution for the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel and the failure of all their armies to put it down.
    There were twice as many Jewish refugees than "Palestinians" who are counted as refugees from the Nakba the Arab world brought down on them in 1948. 
    This does not just affect the Jews.
    They are not too impressed with the Christians either. Not too big on anybody really including emphatically themselves.
    It was said at the time
    First the Saturday people.
    Then the Sunday people.
    And so it has come to pass.
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    Remember the Farhud: the Farhud was the Holocaust-era massacre committed by Arab nationalists, done in coordination with the Nazis. The Farhud took place June 1...-2 1941in Baghdad when hundreds of innocent Jews were murdered, thousands more were brutalized, and Jewish property was pillaged on the holiday of Shavuot.
    Palestinian Arab leaders, including the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, were central instigators of the violence in Baghdad.
    People of conscience will come together June 1, 2015 at 1:15 EST for a special event at the United Nations in New York to commemorate the Farhud.
    This commemoration, a live global event televised by UN Web TV, also recognizes that the Farhud was one of many steps in the process that resulted in the forced exodus of 850,000 to 900,000 Jewish refugees from centuries of peaceful existence in Arab countries.


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