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18 January 2017

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Today we mark the annual Memorial Day for the 20th-century expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim countries. Jewish communities in Arab countries formed a significant part of the Jewish diaspora. From 1920 onward, some 850,000 Jews were expelled from their homes – from Tripoi to Cairo, from Damascus to Baghdad.


Today we mark the annual Memorial Day for the 20th-century expulsion of Jews from Arab and Muslim countries. Jewish communities in Arab countries formed a significant part of the Jewish diaspora. From 1920 onward, some 850,000 Jews were expelled from their homes – from Tripoi to Cairo, from Damascus to Baghdad. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Robbed of their possessions, expelled from their homes, but not willing to accept permanent refugee status.

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