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September 21, 2012 6:00 pm

UN Hosts First of its Kind Conference on Jewish Refugees

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Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador to the UN. Photo: UN Multimedia.

JPost – A first-of-its-kind event focusing on Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries was launched Friday at the United Nations headquarters in New York, despite strong Arab pressure.

After an Arab demand to call off the event was rejected, the Arab League asked the UN Secretariat for permission to hand out press releases at the entrance to the Israeli event , but that request was turned down as well.

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