Yom HaGirush—850,000 Jews Expelled from Arab States

Yom HaGirush, November 30, commemorates the coordinated expulsion of Jews from Arab nations. After the 1948 founding of the modern state of Israel, most Arab nations followed the Nazi model of dispossessing and expelling their Jewish populations, often to overload Israel’s ability to take them in. Some 850,000 were expelled penniless and stateless. Lyn Julius, co-founder of HARIF-UK, and Elie Abadie, senior rabbi of the UAE, join Edwin Black, author of The Farhud and originator of International Farhud Day.

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Edwin Black relates the “Inside Story of Yom HaGirush” for JNS and others.

Iraq in particular discovered the consequences of kicking out its Jewish citizens. 

Read more at the Yom HaGirush resource page.

Watch “The Untold Exodus of Jews from Arab Lands.”