Tuesday, October 02, 2018

What is happening with the Iraqi Jewish archives?

THE TIME IS UP: Fight Over Iraqi Jewish Archive (Breaking Israel News). This link leads to a recent video by i24News. It has some images of the newly discovered, flooded archives from 2003. And it interviews Dr. Harold Rhode, who has been involved since the discovery.

It also points out that the deadline for the return of the archives to Iraq was September 2018, which has now passed. As the segment notes, there have been efforts at least to delay the return, and calls for the archive to be turned over to Israel instead.

What has happened? Google is uninformative. Does anyone know?

For past PaleoJudaica posts on the Iraqi Jewish archives, going back to their discovery in 2003, start here and follow the links. I have given some of my own thoughts on the situation at the links here.

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