Donate Shop Register

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
see the official invitation
see the official announcement
see the StandWithUs Brochure

see the coverage
Jerusalem Post Magazine
Times of Israel
Israel National News
Jewish Voice

See the Program Live June 1

Read more at:

Other stories
StandWithUs commends Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing into law an executive order ...
“In this executive order, Kentucky follows 25 other states in protecting its citizen...
Students for Justice in Palestine is preparing for its annual national conference on the U...
Kentucky became the 26th state to prevent their state government from entering into contra...
The Zachor Legal Institute, a legal think-tank and advocacy group that combats BDS, filed ...
For UCLA, the heart of the issue is the protection of the students` First Amendment rights...
StandWithUs, along with Agudath Israel of America, filed an amicus brief in the 9th Circui...
This week tens of thousands of Israeli families were once again forced into bomb shelters ...
The US Government created Ebola, Zika and Swine Flu. The Anthrax attacks after 9/11 were a...
Even though many non-Israeli and non-Jewish individuals support Israel, they are far outnu...
UC Berkeley`s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter will be hosting a vigil with...
StandWithUs` “Israeli Soldiers Tour” visited Oregon in October....
Reservists in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stopped in Connecticut recently to reveal th...
Reservists Linda and Ron visited Arizona State University as part of StandWithUs` “I...
Anti-Zionist groups at the University of California, Berkeley, equated victims of the rece...
A pro-Israel group says an anti-Semitic organization has the right to meet but warns that ...
An armed shooter attacked the Tree of Life, a synagogue located in Squirrel Hill, Pennsyl...
While the NSJP movement has quite literally given a voice to terrorists, chapters across N...
Rockets and terror and Hebrew and home: what it means to come of age in the Promised Land,...
Many from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict say they prefer to self-censor ra...


About Us
Get Involved
Shop For Israel
Social Media