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The Other Refugees

A newly discovered document explains the Jewish exile from Muslim lands.

11:00 PM, Nov 12, 2007 • By JILLIAN BANDES
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Gina Wills, a public affairs specialist in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the Department of State, said that the United States has never addressed the issue of Jewish refugees or commanded attention to their restitution. In fact, it has refused to recognize the claims of Jews fleeing Iraq, despite recognizing the claims of Arab refugees against Israel.

The issue "has been expunged on the pages of history," said JFJ's Shira Dicker. "This is it, 60 years after the fact."

Jillian Bandes is a staff writer at Roll Call.