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  • In midst of war against ISIS, Iraqi Kurds Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day for the First Time

    May 13, 2016 | 12:03 pm

    On May 6th, officials of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremony was the first official commemoration of the Holocaust in Iraqi history and featured speeches by Nevzat Hadi, Mayor of Erbil, the capital of...

  • 1929 Photo launches a family connection across the ocean

    July 7, 2015 | 11:42 am

    Jewelry hung from Rosa Zacharia’s ears and neck. Bracelets adorned her wrists and she wore rings on six of her fingers. She and her family were dressed to the nines.

    Life appeared to be pretty good for Zacharia and her husband, Naftali, and their three girls: Sara, Rahel and...

  • Israel accepts first delivery of disputed Kurdish pipeline oil

    June 20, 2014 | 10:21 am

    A tanker delivered a cargo of disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan's new pipeline for the first time on Friday in Israel, despite threats by Baghdad to take legal action against any buyer.

    The SCF Altai tanker arrived at Israel's Ashkelon port early on Friday morning, ship...

  • Iraqi First Lady at Museum of Tolerance: I remember the Jews of Kurdistan

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2008 | 8:02 pm

    The wife of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani paid a visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday, toured its Museum of Tolerance, and recalled her friendship with the Jews of her Kurdish hometown.

    Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, the petite first lady of Iraq, briefly recalled the killings and...
  • Book details journey to a father’s distant land—Kurdish ‘Jerusalem’

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    August 27, 2008 | 11:04 pm

    "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq," by Ariel Sabar (Algonquin Books).

    There are no more Jews in Zakho. Once the center of Jewish activity in Kurdish Iraq, the isolated town, a dusty vision of biblical landscape, was known as the "Jerusalem of...