Kurdistan news by Bahdin Sevo Sindi
Kurdistan Regional Government officially proclaimed Monday, December 1 Sherzad Omar Mamsana representatives of the Jewish community in the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Kurdistan Region .
Kurdistan, Dec. 9 (thenewmail) According to this inauguration during a ceremony held in Erbil to commemorate the one hundred Iraqi Jew killed in 1941, during the events known as the “Farhood” when attacked crowds of Iraqis looted homes of Jews in Baghdad with mounting anger at the time the violations committed by Jewish groups against the Palestinians in Palestine.
Mamsana said that the protection of minorities, which was voted on in May by Kurdistan law states that “even if a person only found one of any religion was, the rights will be protected.”
Zack Huff, a US resident scholar in Israel has explained that there are about 200.000 Jews living in Israel their assets from Kurdistan and want to connect with their roots in Kurdistan, even if they are of second or third generation “in Israel.
He added that it is expected that there will be more trade and tourism exchanges and relations between Jews in Israel and Kurdistan. ”
It is worth mentioning that Iraq does not officially recognize the existence of Israel since it was established on the land of Palestine in 1948, and there are no relations between the two countries.
There is no synagogue in Kurdistan, the Jewish representative in the Ministry of Religious Affairs expressed we hope that things are changing rapidly for better.
It is noteworthy that the pace of the migration of Jews to Palestine, from Iraq began to accelerate after the 1948 war, and with the solutions in 1951, had emigrated from Iraq more than 80% of them.