is a response to Mr Dangoor's Letter to Jalal Talabani,
President of Iraq, published here
Mr Naim Dangoor;
Once upon a time I thought of you nicely. You proved
Should I call you Sir Dangoor ? After all "Queen
Victoria" had a lot to drink before she knighted
you for your good deeds...
I heard the expression: "Thrat il shaib masoula"
so are you, going flat on "Gahonkha" begging
some illiterate infidel Iraqi to restore your citizenship
in Iraq... (which to my estimate, will never) Instead
of going back to "Aboteikha" in Israel... Yes.
A little hole in Buckingham palace will fit you better...
People like you give more bad name to the Jews than loud
thousands Jews trashing London...
Why didn't you migrate to Israel ? Didn't they want you
there ? Or you are too stuck up to mingle with "Bnei
am'kha" ? Yes. You wanted nothing to do with the
rest of the stupid idiots who "Shabu l'gvulam"
Don't be naive. They will put you to the stakes like
in Spain even though you are a subject of or for Elizabeth...
Keep it up. "Saa'khif" before the final hooray...
I am just an Israeli that his Iraqi nationality was revoked...
Never was sorry about the fact. After all who cares...
Israel is my homeland
"Bousha ve hir'pa" to call you one of us...
Go to Iraq... Go. I hope they admit you back...
Your concern about Jews returning to Iraq is appreciated
but not justified. Iraq is not Germany. Iraq is part of
the Middle East and so is Israel. There can be no lasting
security in Israel unless Iraq is in peace.
The Middle East is our ancient home and we deserve our
share of it. Eventually there must be a confederation
covering Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, a Palestinian State
and Jordan to ensure peace in the region and security
One thousand eight hundred years ago four Rabbis were
debating why the Holy One Blessed Be He exiled the Jews
to Iraq of all places. One said because the language is
similar, the second said because Iraq was our Father Abraham’s
home and when a husband is angry with his wife he sends
her back to her father’s home, the third Rabbi said
because Iraq is a lowland and Israel a highland, and when
the Jews return they can make Aliyah (‘going up’).
The fourth Rabbi said, the exile was to spare us the harsh
law of the Romans. All four Rabbis were wrong!
The Babylonian Exile shows that the Fertile Crescent
is one region and there can be no security in one part
unless there is peace in the whole area. This is demonstrated
by the fact that for 401 years that whole region was under
Ottoman rule and in relative peace and quiet. International
interest found it necessary to break it up in the Great
You may ask, well, when is the third Temple going to
be rebuilt? The answer is, the third Temple has already
been rebuilt by the Caliph Abdul Malik Iben Mirwan. These
were the circumstances: When the second Caliph, Omar came
to receive the keys of Jerusalem he invited the local
Jewish community to take over the site of the ruined Temple
and have it re-built. The Jews refused the offer saying
this has to be done by the Moshiach. Omar cleared the
site himself and ordered that it should be kept vacant
for 50 years (a Jubilee) in case the Moshiach came in
that period. When 50 years passed, the ruling Caliph decided
to re-build that holy site to the glory of God in accordance
with the Moslem religion. The Dome of the Rock should
now be made available to all people who believe in the
G-d of Moses.
It is said that history repeats itself. In fact, like
a good teacher, history keeps repeating itself until the
lesson is learned! Saddam had already prepared a larger
army to conquer Israel at the proper opportunity. The
recent invasion of Iraq may have been to prevent that
happening rather than to look for weapons of mass destruction.
The Exilarch’s Foundation has earmarked ten million
pounds to revive Jewish life in Iraq at the proper time.
Did you know that the language spoken by the Children
of Israel whom Moses led out of Egypt was Hebrew? And
did you know that the language spoken by the inhabitants
of Canaan was the same language? And did you know that
the Hebrew speaking Children of Israel were, most of them,
in fact returning to their own country? If the present
Palestinian Arabs were the descendents of the original
inhabitants of the country, they would be speaking Hebrew
and not Arabic?!
Think, and consider, and understand!