Israeli Lawmaker Doesn't Want Trove of Jewish Artifacts Returned to Iraq

(Times of Israel) Josefin Dolsten - Israeli lawmaker Anat Berko (Likud) has called for a trove of Jewish artifacts now in the U.S. not to be returned to Iraq, saying the materials belong in Israel. "The archive belongs to Jews of Iraqi origin, and not to Iraqis who persecuted, expelled and drove out their Jewish citizens," she said. Berko, whose parents fled to Israel from Iraq, argued that the items should be housed at the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center museum near Tel Aviv.

2017-09-29 00:00:00

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