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Israel's Official Day to Commemorate Jewish Refugees from North Africa and the Middle East
4 Dec 2019 -  In honor of the fifth anniversary of Israel's Day to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from the Arab Countries and Iran, the Permanent Mission of the State of Israel to the UN and JIMENA, in partnership with The American Sephardi Federation, Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, and World Jewish Congress, invite you to a commemoration gathering highlighting unique voices from the Middle East.
Distinguished speakers will discuss current events related to anti-Semitism, religious minority rights in the Middle East, and international efforts to protect the heritage of Jewish people from North Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Elan Carr, the son of an Iraqi Jewish leader, currently serves as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In a February, 2019 interview with Jewish Journal, Mr. Carr is quoted as saying, "My family has lived through anti-Semitism and seen it, and that has really informed my entire life, and my passion for public service.”
Joining Mr. Carr is human rights activist, founder of Humanity Forward, and former Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan who recently took the floor of the United Nations in Geneva to condemn Anti-Semitism and promote peace with Israel.
Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Danny Danon will discuss the importance of officially honoring and elevating the experiences and perspectives of Jewish refugees from North Africa and the Middle East and their descendants.