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Iraq Wants Jewish Archive to Prove Ownership of the Tower of Babel
Frontpage Mag ^ | October 29, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 10/29/2013 5:41:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

The Jewish Iraqi Archive, a collection of bibles and other religious books, as well as personal material like schoolbooks from the former Jews of Iraq, confiscated by the Iraqi security services and then transported to the United States after the fall of Saddam, has been in the news lately.

Some senators and congressmen would like the Jewish archive returned to the Jewish community. Iraq meanwhile firmly wants the archive.

Harold Rhode, who discovered the trove while working as a Defense Department policy analyst assigned to Iraq’s transitional government, said he is “horrified” to think the material would be returned when it had been “stolen by the government of Iraq from the Jewish community.”

“It would be comparable to the U.S. returning to the German government Jewish property that had been looted by the Nazis,” he told The Jewish Week.

Some people are wondering why Iraq wants the Jewish archive… and the answer may be very bizarre indeed. Here’s an explanation from Al Arabiya, the Saudi answer to Al Jazeera, last year.

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmed ben Helli has confirmed attempts by Israel to steal ancient Iraqi archives. “Iraq has been subjected to the biggest theft of its manuscripts and historic treasures,” he said. “Israel is accomplice to this.”

The manuscripts are Jewish. How can Jews steal their own historic treasures? But let’s move on to the full crazy.

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...


TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: iraq; israel; jewisharchive
Worth a read.
1 posted on 10/29/2013 5:41:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: SunkenCiv; SJackson

Ping. Of interest.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 5:42:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

Oh no. Is it going to go co-op?


3 posted on 10/29/2013 5:42:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pan_Yan

we have never owed the iraqis one effing thing and its a damn sight fer sure the jews dont....but perdicktably...


4 posted on 10/29/2013 5:54:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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Bookmark


5 posted on 10/29/2013 5:57:14 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Pan_Yan

It is a Jewish Archive and thus belongs to Israel and should be in Israel.

I fear Obama will give it back to the Muslims in Iraq.


6 posted on 10/29/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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Thanks Pan_Yan.
"It would be comparable to the U.S. returning to the German government Jewish property that had been looted by the Nazis,"

7 posted on 10/30/2013 3:44:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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And what assurances do we have that the Iraqis will treat the manuscripts any better than the Israelis? After all, the Iraqi Jews are in Israel now. Let an Islamist government take over in Iraq, and the manuscripts will probably get the same treatment as the Bamian Buddhas in Afghanistan.


8 posted on 10/30/2013 4:23:15 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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Can't put anything over on Arabs.

9 posted on 10/31/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: Berosus

Thanks Berosus, I wholeheartedly agree.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 5:45:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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