Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
Departure and Expulsion Memorial
With the birth of the State of Israel, over 850,000 Jews were forced from Arab Lands and Iran. The desperate refugees were welcomed by Israel.
By Act of the Knesset: Nov. 30, annually, is the Departure and Expulsion Memorial Day.
Erected 2021 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers series list.
Location. 31° 45.693′ N, 35° 13.639′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Sherover Promenade. Located on the Sherover Promenade. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cave 24 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Ketef Hinnom (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Priestly Blessing (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Tombs from the First Temple Period (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Mishkenot Sheananim (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Pool of Shiloah (Siloam)The Water System (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); The House of Ahiel (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
More about this memorial. Memorial created by Jerusalem sculptor Sam Philipe. Work is based upon the historical iconic image of Yemeni Jewish refugees fleeing Yemen for Israel 1948.
Regarding Departure and Expulsion Memorial. With the birth of modern Israel, Jews in Arab lands and Iran were forced, compelled, threatened, “encouraged” to leave, too frequently on pain of death. They had to abandon their homes, property, businesses, and the resting places of their families of generations and generations. They were never given the option of return, or compensation.
Also see . . .
1. Grapevine: Departure & expulsion (Jerusalem Post, May 20, 2021). (Submitted on June 3, 2021.)
2. Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 3, 2021.)
Additional keywords. Jewish Nakba, Sephardim, Mizrahi, Jewish refugees,
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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