Washington, DC - Congress Recognizes Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries
Washington, DC - The House of Representatives today approved an unprecedented resolution recognizing Jewish refugees from Arab countries who were forced to flee their homes in the aftermath of the creation of the state of Israel.
"The world needs to understand that it is not just the Arabs and it's not just the Palestinians in the Middle East, but also Jewish people who themselves were dispossessed of their possessions and their homes, and were victims of terrorist acts," one of the bill's co-sponsors, Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) said. Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), said the United Nations' unwillingness to acknowledge the plight of Jewish refugees "is completely unacceptable and long over due, and this is one of the things this resolution seeks to address. [haaretz]
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