THE United States has agreed to return to Iraq millions of documents, including the Jewish archive, which were seized by the US military after the 2003 invasion, a minister said on Thursday.Iraq persecuted its Jewish community, forcing them to flee and leave behind their possessions; Iraq stole their possessions, and now Iraq is claiming that these stolen items really belong to them?
'We have reached an agreement with the United States, after negotiations with officials at the State Department and the Pentagon, over the return of the Jewish archives and millions of documents that were taken to America after the events of 2003,' Deputy Culture Minister Taher Hamud said.
'The Jewish archives are important to us - like the rest of the documents, it is a part of our culture and sheds light on the lives of the Jewish community,' he told a news conference.
And the US agrees with them!
This is a more fundamental problem. This indicates that the State Department does not consider the Jewish people to be a nation with the rights to own their own treasures.
The religious and cultural items do not belong to the persecutors - they belong to the victims.