Hat tip New English Review
I recently cross-posted an article by Jerry Gordon in the New English Review regarding UC Irvine. In that article, one of the people Jerry interviewed was Reut Cohen, a former UCI student. Jerry also interviewed Reut as to her family background, which goes back to the Iraqi Jewish community. She also has family members who lived in Syria. It is a fascinating interview as Reut hails from a Jewish family that experienced the pogrom against Jews in Iraq in 1941, the farhud.
This is a reminder as to anti-Semitism in the Middle East that pre-dated the creation of Israel as well as what happened to hundreds of thousands of Jews living in Arab countries when Israel was created.