Ambassadors attend Refugee Day commemoration

An important event to mark the exodus of Jews from Arab countries and Iran  held in Israel brought together ambassadors and diplomats from around the world, the Jerusalem Post reports: (with thanks: Ashley)
Deputy foreign minister Idan Roll addresses the audience


Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll hosted dozens of diplomats from around the world on Wednesday at an event marking Jewish Refugee Day from Arab countries and Iran, which took place at the Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center in Or-Yehuda.
The event was attended by dozens of diplomats and ambassadors from various countries including the head of the foreign diplomatic staff in Israel, Ambassador of Zambia Martin Mwanambale.
“The trauma of the escape, the sight of the synagogues that were vandalized, the relatives who were taken to the ‘Muhbarat’ [secret police] prison and since then their traces have been lost, or the house left behind, are all branded [into the hearts] of Arab and Iranian Jews who were forced to flee,” Roll said at the event.
“The deportation of Jews from Arab countries and Iran is an issue that is not in the discourse on Israel and the region, and those refugees who have been deported deserve compensation, or at least recognition,” he said.

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