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The Resource Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel, Orit Bashkin

Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel, Orit Bashkin

Label
Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel
Title
Impossible exodus
Title remainder
Iraqi Jews in Israel
Statement of responsibility
Orit Bashkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly established Israeli state. Lacking the resources to absorb them all, the Israeli government resettled them in maabarot, or transit camps, relegating them to poverty. In the tents and shacks of the camps, their living conditions were squalid and unsanitary. Basic necessities like water were in short supply, when they were available at all. Rather than returning to a homeland as native sons, Iraqi Jews were newcomers in a foreign place. Impossible Exodus tells the story of these Iraqi Jews' first decades in Israel. Faced with ill treatment and discrimination from state officials, Iraqi Jews resisted: they joined Israeli political parties, demonstrated in the streets, and fought for the education of their children, leading a civil rights struggle whose legacy continues to influence contemporary debates in Israel. Orit Bashkin sheds light on their everyday lives and their determination in a new country, uncovering their long, painful transformation from Iraqi to Israeli. In doing so, she shares the resilience and humanity of a community whose story has yet to be told
Member of
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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1974-
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Bashkin, Orit
Dewey number
304.8/56940567
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS113.8.I72
LC item number
B37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews, Iraqi
  • Jews, Iraqi
  • Jews, Iraqi
  • Immigrants
  • Israel
Label
Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel, Orit Bashkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the death of an Arab Jew -- Human material -- Children of Iraq, children of Israel -- The only democracy in the Middle East -- Elements of resistance -- Israeli Babylonians -- Conclusion : the death of Arab Jewishness
Control code
966891664
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780804795852
Lccn
2017011528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966891664
Label
Impossible exodus : Iraqi Jews in Israel, Orit Bashkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the death of an Arab Jew -- Human material -- Children of Iraq, children of Israel -- The only democracy in the Middle East -- Elements of resistance -- Israeli Babylonians -- Conclusion : the death of Arab Jewishness
Control code
966891664
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 305 pages
Isbn
9780804795852
Lccn
2017011528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966891664

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