Iraqi-born philanthropist Uri David dies

The Iraqi-Jewish community in London and Jews with Iraqi roots in Israel  have lost one of their major benefactors. Uri David died on  21 February 2017.

Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center, Or Yehuda.


He had suffered ill health in recent years.

A businessman with interests in Africa, David was jailed for being a Communist in his early years in Iraq. He was one of the main contributors to the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center in Or Yehuda and was on its Board of Trustees. He was also active in the affairs of the Iraqi Jews in England. He moved to Israel in recent years and contributed to many charities.

He is survived by his wife Ruti, his daughters Ronit Azzouri, ex general manager of The Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center, Anat and Michal.

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