Dispute over hebrew documents

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Baghdad protests against Tel Aviv and demands the restoration of Hebrew manuscripts

The ministry confirmed that "it has already demanded more than once to restore all Hebrew- Iraqi Archive and end this file calling the international organizations, particularly the United Nations for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Police (Interpol) to help Iraq restore its stolen heritage."
 

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Here is an article explaining the dispute.

Who owns the Jewish treasures that were hidden in Saddam Hussein’s basement?

The Jews of Iraq are one of the oldest civilizations in the world. For more than 2,500 years, they called the land in the heart of the Fertile Crescent their home. It’s where they celebrated births and where they mourned deaths. It’s where they worked, studied and prayed. It’s where some of their most important holy writings originated.

By the time the Iraq War began in 2003, their numbers had dwindled to less than 50 people. Most had fled to escape anti-Semitic violence and persecution. They were forced to leave behind centuries worth of sacred and secular texts and artifacts. But a month into the start of the Iraq War, thousands of those materials, stewing in a massive clutter under four feet of water, were found in an unexpected place — the basement of Saddam Hussein’s secret police headquarters.


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/stolen-treasures-iraqi-jewish-community/
 

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