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UN exhibit reminds world when it turned its back on stateless Jews

New exhibit at UN headquarters memorializes plight of stateless Jews during and immediately after the Holocaust.

UN exhibit reminds world when it turned its back on stateless Jews

For some Ukrainian Jews, the war helped them find their roots

Refugees have grown some Ukrainian cities’ dwindling Jewish communities, potentially forever.

For some Ukrainian Jews, the war helped them find their roots

Ken Burns distorts FDR's policy on Jewish Refugees

Burns' claim that FDR took in more Jews during the Holocaust than other country is simply false. Is the rest of the movie the same? Op-ed.

Ken Burns distorts FDR's policy on Jewish Refugees

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Historian was known for writing about Canada's refusal to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Fishing village volunteers rescue Jewish refugees in Ukraine

Residents of the village of Urk travel to Moldava to assist Jewish refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Fishing village volunteers rescue Jewish refugees in Ukraine

TikTok rabbi helps Jewish refugees feel comfortable in shelters

Orthodox rabbi who was born into a secular family in eastern Belarus is helping oversee relief efforts in Moldova.

TikTok rabbi helps Jewish refugees feel comfortable in shelters

250 Jewish Refugees to Celebrate Pesach Seder in Warsaw

The Chabad House in Warsaw has transformed into a haven for thousands of Jewish Ukrainian refugees.

250 Jewish Refugees to Celebrate Pesach Seder in Warsaw

Pesach for thousands of refugees

Conference of European Rabbis working to ensure that thousands of Jewish refugees from Ukraine can celebrate Pesach this year.

Pesach for thousands of refugees

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

Anti-assimilation group claims it foiled attempts by Christian missionaries to proselytize Ukrainian Jewish refugees at Moldovan border.

Missionary efforts targeting Jewish refugees in Moldova foiled

German antisemitism commissioner visits Jewish refugees

Felix Klein visits Berlin Jewish school that is helping 50 Ukrainian Jewish refugees adjust to life in Germany, praising the school's work.

German antisemitism commissioner visits Jewish refugees

Aid worker rescues 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Jewish aid worker from London rescues over 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine, including 270 orphans.

Aid worker rescues 1,000 Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Germany loosens asylum requirements for Ukrainian Jews

Germany is easing immigration requirements for Jewish refugees from Ukraine, the country’s main Jewish umbrella group announced today.

Germany loosens asylum requirements for Ukrainian Jews

Ukrainian Jewish Babies Need More Formula

As of yesterday, one of the groups of Ukrainian Jewish refugees had arrived safely on the other side of the Ukrainian border.

Ukrainian Jewish Babies Need More Formula

Anatevka: Jewish refugee town near Kyiv asks for help

Thousands of Jews flee to Chabad-created refugee village named for town from 'Fiddler on the Roof' in shadow of Russia's war on Ukraine.

Anatevka: Jewish refugee town near Kyiv asks for help

Watford, UK honors Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany

The event was part of the “80 Trees for 80 Years” initiative, planting 80 trees recognizing the contributions of Jewish refugees to society.

Watford, UK honors Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany

Diary of a Jewish Palestinian refugee family

My family lived in Jerusalem long before Arab Bedouin and fellahin immigrated from Syria, Egypt, and Arabia. They were driven out. Op-ed.

Diary of a Jewish Palestinian refugee family

When will Jewish refugees from Arab nations get justice?

U.N.GA Resolution 194 and U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 do not define the refugees referred to. Jews must be included. Op-ed.

When will Jewish refugees from Arab nations get justice?

'Safe Haven: Jewish refugees in the Philippines'

Philippine Embassy in Israel, in partnership with B'nai B'rith World Center to hold event on International Holocaust Memorial Day.

'Safe Haven: Jewish refugees in the Philippines'

Jewish refugees left $150 billion in property in Arab countries

Property Jews fleeing Arab countries in the 20th century were forced to leave behind significantly lower than earlier claims.

Jewish refugees left $150 billion in property in Arab countries

UN commemorates Jewish refugees from Middle East, North Africa

Ambassador Danon: "I will propose resolution that will reaffirm the Jewish refugees' place in history."

UN commemorates Jewish refugees from Middle East, North Africa

British MP: Recognize Jews' 'untold story, unresolved injustice'

British lawmaker Theresa Villiers calls on government to recognize Arab Jews forced to flee their countries.

British MP: Recognize Jews' 'untold story, unresolved injustice'

Canadian lawmakers recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries

Conservative and Liberal lawmakers in Canada recognize 'Jewish Refugee Day' marking expulsion of Jews from Arab countries.

Canadian lawmakers recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries

Ocasio-Cortez, Graham feud over Holocaust refugee comparison

Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubles down on comparison between illegal immigrants and Jewish Holocaust refugees.

Ocasio-Cortez, Graham feud over Holocaust refugee comparison

The Iraqi Farhud stymies invented Arab history

The Iraqi Farhud stymies invented Arab history

U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXCUSES FDR’S SILENCE: Jews are inconvenient

 U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXCUSES FDR’S SILENCE: Jews are inconvenient

The H.I.A.S. of old is no longer Jewish

The H.I.A.S. of old is no longer Jewish

Jewish grandmother sentenced to death looks to Holland for hope

This Jewish grandmother was sentenced to death in Iran. She's hoping for salvation in Holland.

Jewish grandmother sentenced to death looks to Holland for hope

Dreamers -- Somehow it was different for us

Dreamers -- Somehow it was different for us

Testimonies of the forgotten refugees

Jewish refugees from Muslim countries recount their personal odysseys.

Testimonies of the forgotten refugees

HIAS: Several Jewish families affected by entry ban

Jews from Muslim countries affected by US ban on immigration face uncertainty over their ability to emigrate.

HIAS: Several Jewish families affected by entry ban

Words that presidents won't say

Words that presidents won't say

Watch: Why are there still Palestinian refugees?

Prager University video posted Monday reveals the sordid truth about the longest lasting refugee population in world history.

Watch: Why are there still Palestinian refugees?

Congress: Israel-Arab peace deal must include Jewish refugees

Bipartisan bill in congress would require resolution for Jewish refugees from Arab countries in any future Arab-Israeli peace deal.

Congress: Israel-Arab peace deal must include Jewish refugees

'Refugees? What about Jews expelled by Arabs?'

Knesset holds special debate about 850,000 Jews who lived in Arab lands in 1948 before being forced out.

'Refugees? What about Jews expelled by Arabs?'

State grants benefits to Jewish refugees from Arab lands

Israelis who fled anti-Semitism in North Africa and Iraq finally to be recognized under law, like Holocaust and Nazi regime survivors.

State grants benefits to Jewish refugees from Arab lands

UN event held on the 'Jewish Nakba' - refugees from Arab lands

Amb. to the UN Danny Danon, WJC, Conference of Presidents join UN to commemorate expulsion of 850,000 Jews from Arab countries.

UN event held on the 'Jewish Nakba' - refugees from Arab lands

Syrian Refugees, How Lucky They Aren’t Jews

Syrian Refugees, How Lucky They Aren’t Jews

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS - Too Little Too Late?

Urgent conference held to preserve ancient sites in Iraq and Syria - but how serious is UNESCO about protecting Jewish heritage sites?

UN Attempt to Save Jewish Sites from ISIS - Too Little Too Late?

Prosor at the UN: Jewish Refugees Deserve Justice

'UN cannot erase the pain and humiliation endured by the Jewish refugees, but it can help to make amends.'

Prosor at the UN: Jewish Refugees Deserve Justice

Israel Honors Expulsion of Jews From Arab Lands

Israel marks first annual day of remembrance for Jews who fled or were deported from Arab countries.

Israel Honors Expulsion of Jews From Arab Lands

Yemen's Jewish Community Fades Away

On Holocaust Memorial Day, we should spare a thought for a Jewish community which is perishing right before our eyes.

Yemen's Jewish Community Fades Away

Comptroller: 'Israel Failed by Not Compensating Jewish Refugees'

State Comptroller's report slams government for taking 60 years to compensate Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

Comptroller: 'Israel Failed by Not Compensating Jewish Refugees'

Knesset Approves Annual Day of Commemoration for Jewish Refugees

Knesset approval for annual day commemorating Jewish flight to Israel. ‘This has been overlooked for 60 years.’

Knesset Approves Annual Day of Commemoration for Jewish Refugees

MK Attacks US's Use of Jewish Refugees to Gain Land Concessions

MK Nissim Ze'ev speaks to Arutz Sheva, slams Kerry peace framework for trading land for Jewish refugee clause.

MK Attacks US's Use of Jewish Refugees to Gain Land Concessions

Ohayon: American Framework 'A Step in the Right Direction'

MK Shimon Ohayon praises US framework over the clause granting benefits to Jewish families expelled from Arab lands.

Ohayon: American Framework 'A Step in the Right Direction'

Pakistani Jew Tries to Restore Karachi Community

Man who recently discovered his maternal Jewish roots petitions Pakistani courts to have synagogue built and restore Jewish graves.

Pakistani Jew Tries to Restore Karachi Community

MK Nissim Ze'ev Calls Livni to Account Over Jewish Refugees

Veteran Shas MK calls out Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator over failure to advocate for the rights of Jewish refugees.

MK Nissim Ze'ev Calls Livni to Account Over Jewish Refugees

How Jews from Arab Lands can Reframe the Israel Debate

How Jews from Arab Lands can Reframe the Israel Debate

Groups Call on Canada to Recognize Jewish Refugees

Jewish group calls on Canadian parliament to accept Committee recommendation and recognize Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

Groups Call on Canada to Recognize Jewish Refugees

Campaign for Jewish Refugees Gains Momentum

Campaign for Jewish Refugees Gains Momentum

Canada: Parliamentary C'tee Urges Jewish Refugee Recognition

The Jewish lobby calls on Canada to adopt parliamentary committee's recommendations to recognize Jewish refugees from Middle East.

Canada: Parliamentary C'tee Urges Jewish Refugee Recognition

The Palestinian Arab Position on Jewish Refugees

The Palestinian Arab Position on Jewish Refugees

Gov't Supports Official Date to Commemorate Jewish Refugees

MK Shimon Ohayon's law states that February 17 will be a day of commemoration for Jews forced out of Arab countries last century.

Gov't Supports Official Date to Commemorate Jewish Refugees

MK Ohayon: UN 'Refugee Day' for Jews From Arab Lands, Too

MK Shimon Ohayon (Yisrael Beytenu) had a message for the UN on World Refugee Day: Don't forget the Jewish refugees from Arab lands

MK Ohayon: UN 'Refugee Day' for Jews From Arab Lands, Too

Canadian Lawmaker Calls for Recognition of Jewish Refugees

Irwin Cotler has proposed calling for formal government recognition of Jewish refugees displaced from Arab lands since 1948.

Canadian Lawmaker Calls for Recognition of Jewish Refugees

BBC Airs 2-Part Program on Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

The BBC is airing two programs about the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

BBC Airs 2-Part Program on Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Video: 'I Am Refugee' Campaign Reveals Truth Behind Fabrications

The Foreign Ministry launched a new campaign aimed at bringing attention to 856,000 Jewish refugees who were expelled from Arab countries.

Video: 'I Am Refugee' Campaign Reveals Truth Behind Fabrications

Call to Document Jewish Refugees’ Claims in Arab World

The stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries must be recorded, and their claims noted, before it is too late, MKs warn.

Call to Document Jewish Refugees’ Claims in Arab World

Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

Israel has decided to launch an awareness campaign highlighting the injustice done to Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

Gov’t Wants Arabs to Pay for 1948 Pogroms against Jews

Israel is tackling the alleged “Arab refugees” issue by renewing efforts for compensation for Jewish victims of 1948 Arab pogroms.

Gov’t Wants Arabs to Pay for 1948 Pogroms against Jews