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Israel to preserve heritage of Jews from Arab countries

Initiative also aims to integrate stories of Arab and Iranian Jewry into educational curriculum.

The Israeli government on Sunday approved the allocation of more than $1.8 million to document and preserve the history and heritage of Jewish communities from Arab countries and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is estimated that more than 850,000 Jews were expelled and displaced out of Arab lands, including Iraq, Libya and Yemen, as well as from Iran in the 20th century, according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

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John Steedley 15:00 21.06.2022