I have recently paid a visit to the exhibition about
Iraqi Jews held in the Jewish Museum. I was, and have
for a long time, been struck by the injustice suffered
by Jews from Arab lands who were dispossessed and
their assets expropriated by the respective Arab Governments
following the turmoil and hatred unleashed by the
creation of Israel in 1948.
Due to the power and the influence of the Arab world
and near monopoly of oil after Israel's creation,
the Palestinian Arab refugees have been given undue
prominence and their "plight", self-inflicted,
is forever being raised whilst the corresponding rights
and claims of Arab Jews have been deliberately forgotten
and ignored. This is shameful especially as so many
Arab countries are guilty of this oversight and as
well as the rest of the international community.
Jillian Learman London
Thank you for your letter, and your comments have
been appreciated, with which we agree entirely.
The start of the war in Iraq presents new opportunities
both for making substantial claims for lost property
as well as for re-organising the whole region. We
are doing our best to promote both these objectives.
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