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The Last Jews of Baghdad

April 6th, 2010
02:18 PM ET

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Filed under:  Iraq
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  1. Leonard de la Paor

    FOR THAT ALONE, I FORGIVE ALL THE STUPID MISTAKES ISRAEL HAS MADE IN THE PAST.

    THIS PROVES THAT GOD'S ANCIENT PEOPLE STILL HAVE SOME OF HIS SPIRIT LEFT IN THEM. IT WILL BE GREAT TO SEE THE DAY WHEN THEY FINALLY RECOGNISE YESHUA OF NAZARETH AS THEIR MESSIAH. THEY REJECTED HIM THE FIRST TIME & HIS WORDS IN MATTHEW 23:37-39 CAME TO PASS. BUT THERE WILL BE REJOICING IN HEAVEN, WHEN AT LAST THEY SEE THE ONE THEY PIERCED.

    WELL DONE ISRAEL!

    April 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  2. Greg Osadetz

    News has to be current, and Baghdad has moved on from themes of military engagement, but a significant video from the conflict has been headline news in Norway since its release yesterday. Perhaps the real news is why it appears that it is being surpressed in other media. Or are we really just simply not interested anymore (which is even more of an issue)?

    April 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  3. Sami Al Bedri

    I hope that I will see the day that all Iraqis would come back to where they belong, to Mesopotamia. We would sit together, from different religions and races, and listen to Iraqi music next to Dijla.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  4. Gabriel Shabo

    It is absolutely shameful to see what is happening to the Chritians in Iraq, and no one, not even the UN give a damn. I think it will be within my lifetime that someone will go back to Iraq to visit and remove the last eight Christian left in Iraq.

    April 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  5. Adedamola Solesi

    Iam shocked at the double standards reigning in global affairs,following the fact that the whole world could not do anything to help the plight of this poor Iraqi Jews who can be said to possess citizen's rights thereat but are oppressively fizzled into oblivion.

    The silence of the world concerning this sad occurrence is not only criminal,but unbbelievable.

    Consequently,this is a corroboration that any adverse claims against the Israeli for any part of Jerusalem is nothing but a satanic dosage of Double Jeopardy.

    I therefore advise the six remaining Jews in Baghdad to move to Israel as there is good living awaiting them in East Jerusalem. PERIOD!!!

    April 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  6. hogrim

    Must admit it ruins some of my admiration for this engaging story when my clip starts with the information that one of the jews left in Bagdad was fired from the British railways in the 50ies "because he was jewish".
    Not likely.

    April 12, 2010 at 5:40 am | Reply
  7. SHIMON

    It is a shame to see what is left of a thriving jewish comunity in iraq.
    now, scattered all over the world and in israel. but this is part of a heavenly promis that god will bring the jews back to their home land.
    to israel.

    April 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  8. lian

    Just a BIG thanks to the team that take care for this wonderful journey to Israel, you doing an excellent and interesting work
    God bless you all.

    April 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  9. Freddy Lemberger

    Thank you. You made a great "mitswa". I am trilled by your kindness. You should receive at least a medal of good. You will receive your gift in the future world as I believe.

    April 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  10. nasadist

    very touching very sad god bless those people who give support and taking a fine and amzing care an help those few people left in Baghdad.

    April 12, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  11. Hannah

    first of all to Leonard[first comment].The Romans are the ones that cruelly killed Yeshua,the Jewish people today has nothing against him they are wishing to follow the 10 commandments ,the first one says not to make a God out of human or anything else no statues no pictures...
    Israel is a highly humanitarian state ,helping all the countries that had catastrophe, like the tsunami earth quakes so on. Wanting to save life , And that would be on the news one day .I am wishing the Jewish and everyone else piece and happiness.Amen.[Amen and Halleluiah are Hebrew words by the way Hallelu=praise JA=The lord ]
    The video is very touching and beautiful.Thank you Cnn.

    April 13, 2010 at 5:49 am | Reply
  12. Leonardo

    IT AMAZES ME THAT PEOPLE LIKE HANNAH CAN READ OF GOD TALKING FACE TO FACE WITH MOSES, BUT CANNOT COMPREHEND THAT HE COULD TAKE A BODY AND WALK AMONG US.

    YES, HANNAH, THE ROMANS WERE THE ONES WHO CRUELY KILLED YESHUA MESSIAH, BUT WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH PRIEST & HIS FLUNKIES & ALSO HEROD. BUT EVEN IN DEATH HE WAS IN CHARGE!

    THOUSANDS OF JEWS ACKNOWLEDGED HIM AS MESSIAH THEN & THOUSANDS OF JEWS TODAY ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AS MESSIAH. WE ARE NEAR THE TIME OF HIS RETURN. HALLELUIAH!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  13. Hannah

    My point of view is to put my focus mostly on God and of course see and feel it in many things around not just in ONE,I've no problem with the Messiah idea But I don't put all my focus around it cause the point is not him the point is God ! and to help us ,And I respect the prophets [old testament] not just One.
    Whatever the truth is I'm sure the ending would be very good and happy.As human beings it's best to stay open cause you can't have all the answers in this world...

    April 14, 2010 at 1:10 am | Reply
  14. Habib Suliman

    Yes indeed the video was great and touching. A majority part of our people remained in the Middle East after the dispersions.

    Concerning " the thousands " of Jews who have acknowledged him ....", as Mr. Leonardo claims, a few thousand from a population of 12 million people is not a bad ratio of people who got it wrong for what ever reason.

    Look at the state of the world by all the 100's of millions of people who "acknowledge him", not very impressive. Mr. Leonardo, when God created the universe in his /her perfection, he/she does not come back later and change the plan. That is why God is God and everyone else is either human, plant or animal.

    Hannah, using the oppressor's term 'old testament' is a misnomer.
    It is the Hebrew Bible or Torah. It is not 'old', it is eternal.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:51 am | Reply
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      July 9, 2012 at 4:35 am | Reply
  15. Dale Rosen

    These stories made me cry. My Grandparents came over from Russia, I hate to think of Jewish people in Iraq,and what they had to endure under Sadamm ....
    I wish for peace between Israel and the Palestinians , and Arabs,
    I worry Very much about the Dictator in Iran.......I think that idiot will cause the end of all of us.......

    April 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Reply
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      July 7, 2012 at 8:15 am | Reply
  16. Nelson Bonheim

    THE THING THAT JUMPS OUT AT ME IS THE HUMANITY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO HELP THEIR OWN. THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW ,ALSO , HOW MUCH THEY HELP OTHERS ARABS INCLUDED. THEY ARE OFTEN THE FIRST TO A NATURAL DISASTER THEY OPEN THEIR HOSPITALS TO ARABS AND FOR SUCH A TINY COUNTRY THEY ARE RIGHT THEIR WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY. I WISH THEIR NEIGHBORS WOULD REALIZE HOW MUCH THEY WOULD ALL BENEFIT FORM PEACE. THE ISRAEL GOVERNMENT IS READY AND THEY HAVE SAID SO BUT THE OTHER SIDE WON'T EVEN SIT DOWN AT THE SAME TABLE AND T ALK.

    April 26, 2010 at 10:28 am | Reply
  17. Sari

    DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION WHICH DOES THIS WORK? I WOULD LOVE TO JOIN THEM.

    April 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Reply
  18. ED SCHULTZ

    Thank you CNN for the oppurtunity to say, "WELL DONE!!" I only wish I
    could be a part of the teams that continue this work all over the globe.
    Sincerely, Ed Schultz– Broadcast Engineer for WPLG-TV 10–Miami/
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    April 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Reply
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