Monday, June 1

Today we remember the Farhud the massacre of the jews in Iraq

Today we remember the Farhud: the Farhud was the Holocaust-era massacre committed by Arab nationalists, done in coordination with the Nazis. The Farhud took place June 1-2 1941in Baghdad, Iraq when hundreds of innocent Jews were murdered, thousands more were brutalized, and Jewish property was pillaged on the holiday of Shavuot.
Palestinian Arab leaders, including the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, were central instigators of the violence in Baghdad.
People of conscience will come together TODAY 1:15 EST for a special event at the United Nations in New York to commemorate the Farhud.
This commemoration, a live global event televised by UN Web TV, also recognizes that the Farhud was one of many steps in the process that resulted in the forced exodus of 850,000 to 900,000 Jewish refugees from centuries of peaceful existence in Arab countries.

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