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December 2, 2015 10:18 am

Iraqi Kurds Commemorate Expulsion of Jews in Unprecedented Ceremony

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Iraqi Jews displaced in 1951. Kurds in Iraq held a ceremony commemorating the expulsion of Jews. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Pictured are Iraqi Jews displaced in 1951. Kurds in Iraq held a ceremony commemorating the expulsion of Jews. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An unprecedented ceremony marking the deportation of Iraqi Jews seven decades ago was held on Monday in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Agence France Presse reported.

The report said the ceremony in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan, was attended by Kurds of Jewish origin and Kurdish officials.

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  • A very misleading headline and article. Makes it seem as though the Kurds were celebrating the anniversary of the expulsion of their Jewish population when actually they are ushering in a new era of tolerance. Just as we shouldn’t accept distortions from European news sources in their reportage of events in Israel, neither should we accept it from Algemeiner.

    • Jon Kaplan

      Thank you, Lewis, for your reply, pointing out the ceremony was not a celebration. It sounds as if “Rememberance” would have been a much better choice of describing the event.

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