Check out refugee stories of the Mizrahi Project

As Jews all over the world mark the Passover exodus from Egypt, check out  the Mizrahi Project , an initiative of Christians United for Israel to record testimonies of the 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran.

Map produced by CUFI showing the dwindling Jewish populations in Arab countries. 


 Headed by CUFI’s pastor Dumisani Washington, the project was launched in July 2016 in California. Iranian Jews and other Mizrahi Jews tell their own stories via online films about their exile and escape from Islamic lands in order to show the importance of Israel’s existence as a home to Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.

.Joe Samuels has recorded his account of his life in Iraq and his memories of the 1941 Farhud.  There are other videos of Jews from Egypt and Iran. The website invites readers to submit their stories.

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