Update : please write to the President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, to say that you support Professor Ada Aharoni’s idea of a Day to remember the uprooting of the Jewish communities of the Arab world. Email [email protected]
“The moment has arrived for us to mark the destruction of the Jewish communities in Arab countries with a special memorial day,” says Professor Ada Aharoni. Dr Aharoni told Yediot Haifa in an interview published on 16 December that she had ‘no doubt’ such a day would advance the peace process.
Egyptian-born Dr Aharoni said: “I have no doubt if the facts were made clear it can progress the peace process. Nowadays the Palestinians are getting more difficult about their ‘right of return’: I have no doubt that if they knew there were more Jewish refugees, who had to leave their homes in the dead of night leaving all their property behind, it would be easier for them to understand that they will not be permitted to ‘return’.
“We Jews attach great significance to remembering the Exodus from Egypt and ancient Jewish history. We should also remember the Second Exodus (in modern times).”
Dr Aharoni has written to both the President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, and the Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, suggesting that Israel should declare such a memorial day.