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By the Rivers of Babylon

A century ago, close to one-third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Today, just five Jews remain. We explore the story of Jews in Iraq, from Nahum the prophet to a Jerusalemite grandmother who became the unlikely champion of kidnapped Yazidi girls.

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Obama’s Genocides

Five years after the Islamic State’s massacre of Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq, it seems harder than ever to get Western leaders to live up to protecting minority ethnic or religious groups from extinction in the Middle East

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Kurdistan and Israel

Kurdistani Jews are caught between the Jewish state and the ethnonationalist ambitions of its Middle Eastern neighbors

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Eight Questions About the Yazidis

Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?

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