1. The persecution and expulsion of 820,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands – which exceeded the scope of the Palestinian Arab refugees – occurred before the 1948-49 Arab war on Israel, and persisted following the war, was misrepresented by Arabs, ignored by the world and reflected the violent Islamic intolerance of the “infidel.”
2. On November 14, 1947, before the war, Egypt’s UN representative, Heykal Pasha warned: “The partitioning of Palestine shall endanger a million Jews in Moslem countries… create an anti-Semitism more difficult to root out than the Nazi anti-Semitism….”
3. Before the November 1947 UN vote on the Partition Plan, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Nuri Said shared with the British Ambassador to Jordan, his plan to expel all Jews from Iraq. On November 28, 1947, Iraq’s Foreign Minister warned: “The partitioning of Palestine will cause an unrestrained uprising by the Arabs of Palestine and the Arab world.”
4. On March 1, 1944, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the top Palestinian Arab leader, incited in an Arabic broadcast from Nazi Germany: “Killing the Jews would please God, history and religion.” Jamal Al-Husseini, the acting Chairman of the Palestinian Arab Higher Command, threatened: “Palestine shall be consumed with fire and blood if the Jews get any part of it.”
5. The CIA expected “a second Jewish Holocaust in less than ten years,” in response to the establishment of a Jewish State.
6. 820,000 Jews were expelled from Arab lands, before and following the 1948/49 War, robbed of billions of dollars’ worth of property, while Arab masses lynched, raped and looted Jewish communities.
7. 240,000 Jews expelled from Morocco, 140,000 from Algeria, 105,000 from Tunisia, 38,000 from Libya, 70,000 from Egypt, 5,000 from Lebanon, 25,000 from Syria, 135,000 from Iraq, 55,000 from North Yemen, 8,000 from South Yemen.
8. Unlike the 320,000 Arab refugees of the 1948/49 Israel’s War of Independence, the Jewish refugees did not engage in subversion and terrorism against their host countries; did not join invading military forces; and did not collaborate with Nazi Germany. Unlike most Arab refugees who were migrants with 20-200 year old roots – the Jewish refugees had deeper roots: 2,500 years in Iraq, 500-2,000 in Syria and North Africa, 2,000-3,500 in Yemen, etc.. Unlike the Arab refugees, who were uniquely accorded a perpetual refugee status, uniquely inherited by their descendants, the Jewish refugees were fully absorbed in their new homes (600,000 in Israel). None of the Jewish refugees, nor their descendants, retained refugee status.
9. The persecution of Jews in Arab lands has persisted since the rise of Muhammad who, in 626 AD, beheaded, enslaved and expelled the three leading Jewish tribes of Arabia, Qurayza’, Nadir and Qaynuka – which provided him refuge when he fled Mecca – for refusing to accept Islam. The genocide is described by the Egyptian writer, Husayn Haykal, in The Life of Muhammad, page 337, and briefly in the Quran, Surah 33, verse 26, consistent with the Quran’s lethal intolerance of the “infidel” – Surah (chapter) 5 in particular. For example, Surah 5, verse 33: “Those who oppose God and his emissary shall be consumed by the sword, crucified, expelled, their hand and leg amputated… doomed forever.”
10. The Nazi “Yellow Patch” originated in Arab lands, where Jews – and other “infidels” – were forced to wear a “Yellow Badge of Shame” (Christians were assigned pink badges), as well as yellow belts, honey-colored hoods, yellow headgear, in addition to paying “infidel tax” (Jizyya, per the Quran, Surah 9, verse 29), prohibited to build tall homes and testify against “believers,” and were forced to place “infidel” signs on their homes.
11. “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” authored in 1903 by Russian anti-Semites and used by Nazi Germany, in order to legitimize the extermination of Jews is a bestseller on the Arab Street. The Nazi propaganda machine was introduced into Arab school curricula, intensifying Islamic anti-Semitism.
12. In December 1947, Arabs murdered, looted and expelled Syrian and Yemenite Jews, burning synagogues, Jewish schools and shops. In 1936, Jews were terrorized and murdered in Baghdad. On June 1-2, 1941, a pro-Nazi Farhud (pogrom) was conducted in Baghdad, murdering 180 Jews and destroying their homes. In 1947, Jews were hung, raped, imprisoned, fired from civil service, accused of poisoning Iraq’s water and poisoning children’s sweets. In 1945, Arab mobs murdered, raped and looted Jews in Egypt and Libya.
13. The UN passed 130 resolutions concerning the 320,000 Palestinian Arab refugees, not a single resolution concerning the 820,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands. No UN resolution concerning the persecution of Christians, Jews and other non-Moslem minorities by Moslem regimes, which has been the most authentic reflection of Islam’s strategic goal: the submission of the “House of the infidel” to the “House of the believer.”
14. The next 6-minute-video will highlight the tragedy of protected-Christians in Arab lands.