Pursuant to my previous activities, please find attached
a summary of two meetings that were held in London and New
York regarding the establishment of a world organization
of Iraqi Jewry.
We are currently planning to meet with Mr. Moshe Shachal,
a lawyer and Former Cabinet Minister as well as with other
prominent Iraqi Jews and consult with them on the drafting
of the bye-laws for this Organization and on the forming
and structure of its Assembly. As soon as we conclude these
consultations, we will set a date and a place for the convening
of the first meeting of the Assembly.
I am taking this opportunity to bring to your attention
that Ambassador (Ret.) Zvi Gabay, a member of our Executive
Committee and Mr. Arieh shemesh, Deputy Chairman of the
Center will be working together with me to coordinate the
activities for the establishment of this Organization.
In the meantime, please review the attached summary. We
would appreciate receiving any comments.
Mr. Dangoor writes:
Many thanks for your letter of 11 November 2005 proposing
the foundation of an international body to commemorate Babylonian
The Exilarch's Foundation has put in reserve £10m
for reviving Jewish life in Iraq. I suppose this can also
include Babylonian Diaspora. My Foundation can provide unlimited
financial support if the terms and objectives are genuine
and not just an attempt to offset Palestinian claims
Mordechai Ben Porat writes:
Thank you for your letter dated November 24 together with
the interesting letter from Khalid El Izzi.
Regarding your misgivings lest the community property of
the Jews of Iraq be offset by the Palestinian claims, allow
me to quell your fears and to stress, that any talk of equalization
between the Jews from Arab countries and the Palestinian
claims is just empty comment.
I also am of the opinion as stated in President canton's
declaration that all individual claims, whether of Jews
from Arab countries or from the Palestinians, be compensated
through a special fund established and financed by the ''Great
Seven", and I include also the Arab counties and the
State of Israel who they must be a part of the fund.
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