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        2/4/2014, Adar 4, 5774

      Knesset Approves Annual Day of Commemoration for Jewish Refugees


      The Knesset has given initial approval to a proposal that aims to commemorate the Jewish flight from the Arab world following the creation of the state of Israel.

      MK Shimon Ohayon (Likud Beytenu) created the proposed law, which would establish an official annual day commemorating Jews’ flight. Hundreds of thousands of Jews fled to Israel after Arab League countries began a campaign of persecution in the 1940s.