Sunday, 4 September 2011

"Silent Exodus" from Pierre Rehov

The nom de guerre, Pierre Rehov belongs to one of the great filmmakers of our time. Do visit his site, and support his very vital work.

In 1948 nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands.  But In barely twenty years, they had become forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history their fate as victims hidden under a cloak of silence. 

A people whom legend has always described as "wandering", these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years, and accepted their fate, through good times and bad.

The beginning of their exodus in 1948, also saw the birth of the State of Israel. The Jews, however, did not receive refugee status. They had just rediscovered the land of their birthright. And whether they came from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq or from Yemen, or that they had lost everything, even their relatives and their cemeteries, they were ready to rebuild their lives in the West. For the majority that was n Israel, where they tried to forget their past, without ever asking for compensation or the right of return, or even wishing that their story be told...

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