Three ministries in the Israeli government have united to organise a two-hour global online event on 30 November, the day to remember the exodus of 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran. Communities all over the world are marking this day with special events. All are online this year owing to the global pandemic. The 30 November, being the anniversary of the outbreak of riots in the Arab world the day after the UN Partition plan was passed, was designated as the annual date in the calendar by a Knesset law approved in 2014.
The accent will be on honouring the contribution of Eastern Jewry to the establishment and prosperity of the state of Israel.
A spectacular one-time musical show will take place in the heart of Jerusalem. It aims to share the story of communities which fled Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Iran.
The star-studded line-up of singers and musicians with Sephardi/ Mizrahi roots includes Sarit Haddad and the band Subliminal.
There will be 10 Hebrew-language community rooms. Three international ZOOM rooms, in English, French and Arabic, will open up half-an-hour before the show at 5:30 Israel time.
There is still time to register for the event.
Register at this linkto receive the Zoom details.