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11 Jewish refugee websites launched
San Francisco-based NGO builds sites in English and Arabic to tell stories of Jews who emigrated from nine Muslim countries, including Turkey and Iran
VIDEO – A San Francisco-based organization has launched 11 websites to tell the stories of Jews who left Arab countries last century.

 

Video courtesy of jn1.tv

 

Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) launched the sites in both English and Arabic to tell the stories of Jews who emigrated from nine Muslim countries including Turkey and Iran.

 

The sites tell the unique stories from each country using videos, photographs and written narratives, and often include oral history testimonies from Jews who fled to North America.

 

These sites come as the Israeli government has recently stepped up efforts to get the 850,000 Jews forced out of Arab countries recognized as refugees, as a counter balance to the 500,000 thousand Palestinian refugees who fled Israel during the 1948 war.

 

 

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