With thanks: Eliyahu
Today, 20 June, is the start of Refugee Week in the UK. In honour of Jewish Refugees from Arab lands, I am posting this video clip by Ambassador (ret) Yoram Ettinger, the 820, 000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands. Seemingly taking over where ex-deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon left off, Ettinger is recording a ‘six-minute video seminar’ on various Middle Eastern topics.
Our reader Eliyahu has summarised its main points:
Unlike the 1948 320,000 Arab refugees, the Jewish refugees did not
terrorize their host countries; did not join invading military forces;
and did not collaborate with Nazi Germany.
2. The persecution
and expulsion of 820,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands exceeded the
scope of the Palestinian Arab refugees, and occurred before, during and
following the 1948-49 Arab war on Israel.
3. On November 14,
1947, before the war, Egypt’s UN representative, Heykal Pasha warned:
“The partitioning of Palestine shall endanger a million Jews in Moslem
4. On March 1, 1944, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the top
Palestinian Arab leader, incited in an Arabic broadcast from Nazi
Germany: “Killing the Jews would please God, history and religion.”
The persecution of Jews in Arab lands has persisted since the rise of
Muhammad who, in 626 AD, beheaded, enslaved and expelled the three
leading Jewish tribes of Arabia.
6. The Nazi “Yellow Patch”
originated in Arab lands, where Jews – and other “infidels” – were
forced to wear a “Yellow Badge of Shame.”