The IPCC only deals with claims made against the Ba'athist regime since 1968. Yet Iraqi officials have affirmed that restitution would be made to Jews whose assets and property were frozen before that date.
Replying to a young Jewish questioner at the
The diplomat cited a case where a stall-holder he knew in a
Although some thought that the restitution money should go towards rebuilding
The British Foreign Office, with whom David Kahtan engaged in detailed correspondence, sent him a list of Iraqi lawyers who might be able to handle his claim. But the prospect of pursuing a claim in war-torn Iraq when you are in London is a daunting one.
On the premise that the word of Iraqi government officials is their bond, David, whose case was publicised in The Jewish Chronicle, is not giving up. Watch this space.