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The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951





ISBN 9780714642239
Published March 31, 1997 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these events and argues that both Iraqi discrimination and the actions of the Zionist underground in previous years played a part in the flight. The Denaturalization law of 1950 saw tens of thousands of Jews registering for emigration, and a bomb thrown at a synagogue in 1951 accelerated the exodus.

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Choice- "The most important assessment in English. It is highly recommended. "



Middle Eastern Studies- "a well researched and documented three years drama of the decline and fall of a 2,500-year-old community"



Journal of Palestine Studies - "At the very least, this should provoke further exploration of what Ben-Gurion termed "cruel Zionism", a phrase conspicuously absent from Gat"s book".



The International History Review - "..Kaiser"s thorough and lively work..."



Middle East Journal- "Moshe Gat addresses many of the central issues surrounding the emigration debate, covering already familiar territory while adding some interesting new details and hypotheses to the literature."



Australian Jewish News- " Gat offers what is perhaps the first balanced and genuinely scholarly account of the exodus"



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