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Washington, DC - Congress Recognizes Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Published on: April 1, 2008 10:46 PM
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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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 Apr 03, 2008 at 12:35 PM Anonymous Says:

I know that my posting would provoke frummelach Zionist hysteria. But that's because such illiterate people cannot even express themselves in English or study history properly. The fact is that although there were a couple of cases of attacks on Jews in 1948 and 1967, most Jews preferred to remain in their countries, even after the Zionist set bombs in synagogues in Baghdad and Cairo. Contact Naim Giladi in Manhattan. He worked for the Mossad in 1948 and wrote a book about it!


 Apr 03, 2008 at 11:01 AM Anonymous Says:

April 2, 2008 10:57 PM
you dont knw what you are talking about, first you r blaming your brothers and sisters for being murder by a ruthless person. on themselves.1.hilter,started the killing and the mufti of Jerusalem liked what hilter was doing so he asked for help from hilter.to kill more jews. 2."It's all the faults of the Zionists!!!" if you can write this with no shame how can you say that you r jewish. everything that we do surrounds us returning to eretz yisroel and living there, davening benching ect..


 Apr 03, 2008 at 04:55 AM Anonymous Says:

The UN is a bunch self serving, hypocritic, intellectual snobs. In Algeria 100 times as many people have been killed by extremist Islamic terrorists in the same time period (from 1992,) than in Israel - Palestine. UN response? Zero. The hundreds of thouseands of Croations slaughtered by the Serbs? Forgotten. Murder,Rape, and pillaging going on in Darfur as we speak? Zero. Tibet, occupied by China since 1947? Non-issue. Tens of thousands killed in the Indian-Pakistani disputed province of Kashmir since 1948. UN resolution? yes, put off the resolution of 1947 to have a vote,...again. What is the reason for the UN's existence? The Klausenberger Roov zt"l said (1984)the reason for the UN is that when the times comes to extract payment from the Goyim for all the evil they poured out on the Yidden, how can Hashem hold guilty the goy in Fiji that never saw a Yid and doesn't know what a Yid is. Hashem allowed the creation of the UN so all Goyim could demonstrate their hatred for Yidden and be punished accordingly. Kein yihee ratzoan


 Apr 02, 2008 at 10:57 PM biGwheeel Says:

Anon. 7:49PM ...And the Jews of [nazi] germany weren't thrown out, either! On the advice of your friend's (the mufti of Jerusalem, Khaj-amin Al-Husseini YMSHV"Z) friend (adolf hitler, YMSHV"Z) were sent straight to Dachau and other extermination camps!
And, by the way. It's all the faults of the Zionists!!!


 Apr 02, 2008 at 08:34 PM Anonymous Says:

April 2, 2008 7:49 PM

get the facts straight, no arabs were thrown out of the jewish state that has been around not for 60+ yrs. but for 2000 years.the other arab countries told the arabs to leave because they will wipeout the jews from the land.so they left expecting to return to a land with no jews. also go back to school there is no group of people who are "Palestinians" and second something cant be"Occupied" if its yours and you take it back.


 Apr 02, 2008 at 07:49 PM Anonymous Says:

What do you expect? Remember AIPAC...money....In any case, the situations are not comparable unless you agree that everyone should go back to where they came from. Most Moroccan Jews lived in Morocco until at least 1967. They weren't thrown out before and not after. Until 1979 most Persian Jews were in Iran. Many decided to leave. Same thing with Iraq and Yemen. Of course we know how the Zionists deceived the Yemenite Jews. It's no secret. And Jews were not thrown out of either Egypt or Tunisia, and many Jews decided on their own to leave those countries in 1956 or 1967. Ma she-eyn ken, the Palestinians were driven out or fled from fear and have a right to return. ALL Arab countries have offered their Jews the right of return. But don't confuse any Occupied Congressional votes or most readers of this website with the facts.


 Apr 02, 2008 at 02:56 PM Charlie Hall Says:

The resolution passed by voice vote. The Sponsor was Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8]. There were 40 Co-Sponsors:

Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1]
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28]
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1]
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D, GU-0]
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1]
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5]
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3]
Rep. Steven Chabot [R, OH-1]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9]
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7]
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14]
Rep. Michael Ferguson [R, NJ-7]
Rep. Luis Fortuno [R, PR-0]
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4]
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23]
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15]
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2]
Rep. Mark Kirk [R, IL-10]
Rep. John Linder [R, GA-7]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14]
Rep. Michael McNulty [D, NY-21]
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8]
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6]
Rep. James Ramstad [R, MN-3]
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18]
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29]
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27]
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10]
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20]
Rep. Diane Watson [D, CA-33]
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30]
Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9]
Rep. Robert Wexler [D, FL-19]


 Apr 02, 2008 at 12:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Jewish people who themselves were dispossessed of their possessions and their homes, and were victims of terrorist acts,"



 Apr 02, 2008 at 09:19 AM Anonymous Says:

how much was the vote & who voted against it ?


 Apr 02, 2008 at 01:06 AM Anonymous Says:

nice! hope it accomplishes something real.


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