In the article "The Israeli-Kurdish Relations" by Sergey
Minasian, "21-st Century", No1, April, 2007, Minasian writes on
the influence of the Iraqi Jews, who he asserts had a "privileged
status", Jews who "played a significant role in big business
and civil service":
"The Iraqi Jews, especially the ones residing in the
central provinces of the country since the Ottoman rule had played
important roles in the economic, cultural and even political life
of Iraq. After the granting of formal independence to Iraq by
Great Britain in 1932, the Iraqi Jews retained their privileged
status under the government of Feisal and played a significant
role in big business and civil service."
IPS, Inter Press Service Agency, has published an article on the
Jews´ situation in Iraq called "Kurdish Jews Recall a
Paradise Lost",in the form of a review of a book written
by an Iraqi-Kurdish Jew, "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for
His Jewish Past in Northern Iraq". The October 10, 2008, IPS
"After World War I, one-third of Baghdad
was Jewish. After World War II, Jews served in the Iraqi cabinet,
its Parliament, and on its High Court of Appeal.
So here we read that "one-third of Baghdad was Jewish",
quite astounding information, is it not?
Al Jazeera - Saddam and the Iraqi Jews Part of Al Jazeera´s documentary "Arab Jews - the
unheard voices". With English subtitles.
"When a Jew, in America or in South Africa, talks to
his Jewish companions about 'our' government, he means the
government of Israel."