November 20, 2018

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Tourism ministry fights demolition of Heskel House

August 7, 2016 Ian In spite of alarmist reports on social media,  the deed has not yet been done, and a petition is circulating among Iraqis to stop the demolition of the 100-year-old home of Sir Sasson Eskell (Heskel), […]

Cairo Jews are down to six women

August 7, 2016 Ian Egypt’s Jewish community has lost another member with the death of Lucy Saul last week. This brings to six the number of Jewish women in Cairo. (There are purportedly five other Jews in Alexandria). This […]

The BBC’s Not So Savvy Lindz? Sweden’s Crimes Against its People

August 6, 2016 Ian Daphne Anson   Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I’ll begin. A few days ago, BBC Travel’s contributing editor  Lindsey Galloway (@SavvyLindz on Twitter) wrote an article extolling Sweden as one of the safest countries […]

Israel’s Jewish refugee initiatives were non-starters

August 5, 2016 Ian is not true that the Israeli government had no policy concerning compensation for Jewish Refugees from Arab countries – just that so many political initiatives never got off the ground or met with international […]

Sasson Heskel’s House of Dreams ‘pulled down’

August 5, 2016 Ian  With thanks: Tsionit Reports that the home of Sir Sasson Heskel, Iraq’s first Finance Minister and a Jew, has been demolished have been circulating amongst Iraqis on Facebook.  If true, the demolition shows a […]

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