Jewish delegation to Libya soon for talks on property compensation

A delegation of Jews will be visiting Libya soon to further efforts to seek redress, including property compensation, for the 38,000 former Libyan Jews who left the country following the establishment of the State of Israel, The Jerusalem Report has learned.

Both Libya’s President Col. Muamar Qadhafi and his son, Seif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, have made statements supporting the rights to compensation of former Libyan Jews. As a result of secret meetings in Rome between Jewish community heads and Libyan intelligence officials in recent weeks, amid Qadhafi’s rapprochement with the West over weapons of mass destruction, the Libyan leader is already committed to a partial solution: providing compensation for a list of 623 Jewish families now living in Italy, Israel and the U.S, whose properties were expropriated by the Libyan government when Qadhafi came to power in 1969. Still at issue is redress relating to the previous regime of King Idris.

Jewish delegation to Libya soon for talks on property compensation

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