A first-ever ceremony marking the deportation of Iraqi Jews seven decades ago was held in Arbil, in the Kurdish region of Iraq.
An unprecedented ceremony marking the deportation of Iraqi Jews seven decades ago was held on Monday in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Agence France Presse reported.
The Iraqi community once one of most important centers of Diaspora Jewry.
The report said the ceremony in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan, was attended by Kurds of Jewish origin and Kurdish officials.
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