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YNET: Israel did not properly document property of Jewish refugees from Arab lands
State Comptroller opinion reveals only 14,000 claim forms were filed until 2009. Property rights of those forced to flee Arab states, Iran were not adequately defended by Jewish State's administration
Yaron Druckman, February 5, 2014
Israel did not properly document Jewish property in the Arab states from which they were forced to flee, wrote State Comptroller ret. Judge Yosef Shapira on Wednesday afternoon.
Compensations for Jewish refugees was included in the framework agreement presented by the Americans to Israelis and Palestinians, which will grant indemnifications to those who were forced to flee their homes and property without being able to recoup their losses.
According to the opinion by the state comptroller, many Israelis will find it difficult to receive the compensation because – despite numerous, conflicting government decisions to document and evaluate the massive amounts of property left behind – the issue was not handled properly over the years. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Since the Ashkenazy secular, intellectual, Labor Zionist elite has had control of over the Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel) through the State of Israel, non-Ashkenazy Jews have been treated like crap.
- being thrown into tent cities when arriving to Israel from Iraq, told to change their custom of dress, and forgotten,
- welcomed from Morocco, only because they were good fighters, and would die in battles, in place of their secular, university bound, Ashkenazy children would not,
- looked down upon for studying in yeshiva instead of universities,
- or simply pressured להשתכנז to "Ashkenize," and assimilate with the rest of us into progressive, Western society,
And so it is no wonder that that the Israeli Government has mishandled the documentation of the property owned by these Jews, having fled Arab countries.
The only question remaining is whether this was done on purpose, or simply out of a laziness.