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Six-Day War: Impact on Jews in Arab Countries

Six-Day War: Impact on Jews in Arab Countries

SYRIA Following the 1967 Six-Day War, according to some sources, 57 Qamishli Jews were alleged to have been murdered in a pogrom. Curfews were imposed in Qamlishi and Aleppo where conditions for the Jews were worse than in Damascus. The Jews were confined to their homes for eight months. The community was kept as hostages.

Personal Recollections of David Barratt

Prior to the war breaking out I was studying Dentistry at Manchester University. We knew war was on the horizon. The Arab students in the Student Union were posting nasty color posters labelled in Arabic which were very provocative. I went round pulling them down. There was a complaint and I justified my actions because

Personal Recollections from the Diaspora

Before “The British volunteers who played their part in the war were never officially acknowledged. We were not mercenaries. Our names were recorded somewhere. We know what we did!”[more…] Jeff Bonsack “I was studying Dentistry at Manchester University. We knew war was on the horizon. The Arab students in the Student Union were posting nasty

Personal Recollections of Chava

I am from Lithuania where Jews have always kept their Jewish identity, even absolutely secular families, like mine. What I think is that the Six-Day War gave all Jews that wonderful feeling that we were not the weaklings left at everyone’s mercy and I think this war started this awakening of Russian Jews, especially in

Personal Recollections of Shirley

One of my lasting memories was people commenting “You did well” – just as though I was personally responsible for Israel’s victory! Also our second son was born a month after the war and we named him Moshe Yisroel – a constant reminder of the importance of the year of his birth. I also remember

Personal Recollections of Helen Reisman

May 1967: I was a junior buyer at Marks and Spencer, and Michael House in Baker Street turned into an Israel communications center. Many of us volunteered, and many of us went to Israel. I arrived the day after Shavuot, and with 42 members of FZY went to Kibbutz Hagoshrim, right on the Golan Heights.

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