Spiro Ark, Harif and Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue present the official launch of Lyn Julius's new book UPROOTED: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilisation In the Arab World Vanished Overnight.
Until the mass exodus of Christians and Yazidis, the post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the largest population movement of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa, yet the subject is hardly ever discussed. Why is there a conspiracy of silence, what made the Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years, what became of the majority who settled in Israel, and how can their cause contribute to peace? How can the plight of minorities help us understand Islamism?
Lyn Julius will discuss all these questions and more with Saul Zadka, author and journalist specialising in Middle Eastern Affairs, on the occasion of the publication of Lyn’s groundbreaking book, UPROOTED (Vallentine Mitchell). There will be an opportunity to purchase signed copies at a discount.