Skip to comments.Iraq Wants Jewish Archive to Prove Ownership of the Tower of Babel
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 Iraqs 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. Heres 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 lets move on to the full crazy.
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Ping. Of interest.
Oh no. Is it going to go co-op?
we have never owed the iraqis one effing thing and its a damn sight fer sure the jews dont....but perdicktably...
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.
"It would be comparable to the U.S. returning to the German government Jewish property that had been looted by the Nazis,"
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.
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Can't put anything over on Arabs.
Thanks Berosus, I wholeheartedly agree.