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International Farhud Day Declared at the United Nations on June 1, 2015

The Farhud

The Farhud was the Holocaust-era massacre committed by Arab nationalists, done in coordination with the Nazis. The Farhud took place June 1 -2 1941 in Baghdad when hundreds of innocent Jews were murdered, and thousands more were brutalized, and Jewish property was pillaged.

Palestinian Arab leaders, including the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, were central instigators of the violence in Baghdad.

People of conscience will come together June 1, 2015 for a special event at the United Nations to commemorate the Farhud. This commemoration, a live global event televised by UN Web TV, also recognizes that the Farhud was the first step in the process that resulted in the forced exodus of 850,000 to 900,000 Jewish refugees from centuries of peaceful existence in Arab countries.

International Farhud Day
1:15 PM ET, Monday, June 1, 2015

Proclamation of International Farhud Day 
A Side Event at United Nations Headquarters

Broadcast as a Live Global Event at
Welcome Remarks by Alyza Lewin, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists 
Introductory Remarks by Ambassador David Roet, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Israel Mission to the UN 
Moderated by Rabbi Elie Abadie, co-president of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries and founding rabbi of Edmond J. Safra Synagogue 

Keynote Lecture by Edwin Black: 
The Farhud and the Creation of 850,00 Post-War Refugees From Arab Lands
based on the award-winning bestseller 
"The Farhud -- Roots of The Arab-Nazi Alliance in the Holocaust"

Conference Hall 7
United Nations Headquarters
New York City

Sponsored: International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ), The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ), and StandWithUs, in association with Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, the Israeli-American Council, the Auto Channel, and an international coalition of organizations
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