Bob Blackman: rare mention of Jewish refugees from Arab Countries
With thanks: Nelly and Sussex Friends of Israel
A rare mention of Jewish refugees from Arab countries was made today in the British House of Commons.
Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, spoke at a debate about Israeli settlements. Three minutes into this clip, he says:
"Not mentioned this far are the Jewish refugees forced out from Arab countries. There are 2.3 million of them and theyhad to flee for their lives. Some of them went to Israel, some to the United States and others to parts of Europe. These people are never mentioned...Clearly there should be a home for them. When housing developments are put up for refugees from Arab countries we should not condemn them, we should congratulate them on providing these facilities."