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May 9, 2013 3:56 am

Activists to Canadian Parliament: Jewish Refugees From Arab Countries Have Been Ignored

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Yemenite immigrants on their way to the new State of Israel. Immigrants like these posed a political threat to Labor Zionism

JTA – Jewish refugees from Arab countries have been ignored by the Western world, the Canadian Parliament was told in its first-ever hearings on the issue.

“The expulsion of nearly 1 million Jews from nine Arab countries has had no political consequences,” Gina Waldman, president of JIMENA, a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of Mizrahi and Sephardic culture, told the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Tuesday.

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