Pierre Rehov’s Middle East Documentaries

Folks, this afternoon I watched The Silent Exodus, a film by the reknowned filmmaker Pierre Rehov.

In 1948, nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands. But in barely 20 years, they became forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history.

A people whom legend have always associated with “wandering,” many of these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years and accepted their fate, through good times and bad times.

But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, also saw the birth of the State of Israel.

And while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in rickety boats. Meanwhile, a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their homes, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.

Soon, by a terrible twist of fate, they, as well, began to fill up refugee camps and passed on their refugee status to new generations.

The Jews, however, did not receive refugee status.

They had just rediscovered the land of their birthright.

Whether they came from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq or Yemen, regardless of whether they had lost everything, even their relatives and their cemeteries, they were ready to rebuild their lives – in Israel – and try to forget their past.

They did all this without ever asking for compensation, or the right of return, or even wishing that their story be told. But now, finally, their story is told by veteran filmmaker Pierre Rehov in this unforgettable and poignant new release.

Silent Exodus is about the exodus of a million Jews expelled from Arab countries after 1948. Who knows about them? Why didn’t they ever receive the status of refugees that they deserved?

Please click the following link for more information about Silent Exodus.

You may purchase Silent Exodus from World Net Daily’s online shop, here.

Click on Pierre Rehov’s Middle East Documentaries for more information on Pierre Rehov’s films, including his film, The Road to Jenin, discussed here.

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