‘The trial stunned the Jews of Iraq. What unfolded before their eyes was a tragedy that they had never believed could happen: their country was about to execute an innocent man, one of its leading citizens, simply for being a Jew”

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The Adas Affair
Adi Schwartz
December 8, 2022

A woman makes a frantic journey from the southern city of Basra to the Royal Palace in Baghdad. Her name is Aliza (Alice) Adas. She is Shafiq Adas’s wife and will soon be his widow. Waiting for her inside the palace is the Hashemite prince Emir ‘Abd al-Ilah, the head of the Iraqi Royal Family. She genuflects before him, falling to the ground and kissing his feet. Little does she know in this moment that hanging in the balance is not only her husband’s life, but also the fate of the whole Jewish community. It was September 1948. READ MORE

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2 Responses to ‘The trial stunned the Jews of Iraq. What unfolded before their eyes was a tragedy that they had never believed could happen: their country was about to execute an innocent man, one of its leading citizens, simply for being a Jew”

  1. Jeremy Golan says:

    Great comment.
    I followed u

    Liked by 1 person

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