ZOA Opposes Tillerson Decision To “Return” Jewish Artifacts To Iraq


ZOA Opposes Tillerson Decision to “Return” Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

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Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:
The Tillerson State Department’s statement last week that it will “return” to the Iraqi government the thousands of Jewish holy and secular objects, representing thousands of years of Iraqi-Jewish culture, that the Iraqi government stole from the persecuted, dispossessed Iraqi-Jewish community, makes the Tillerson State Department complicit in Iraq’s theft of Jewish property. (See “Despite Protests, State Department Says It Will Return Trove of Jewish Artifacts to Iraq,” by Josefin Dolsten, JTA, Sept. 8, 2017.) As a November 13, 2013 bipartisan Congressional letter to former Secretary …

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