Writing to a friend who used to live in Iraq, I turned my mind back to another interesting subject, the Jews of Iraq. About a year ago, I Googled a lot of stuff, finding the diaspora site, The Scribe.
There are many heart-felt reminiscences and longings from the relatives of Iraqi Jews.
I discovered : Why Jews Fled the Arab Countries, which has a section on Nuri Said's views on the the expulsion of Jews from Iraq. The whole piece brings current events in the Middle East into sharper view.
memories of a childhood in Iraq in the 1950s * thoughts on events in the Middle East