Author Archive of Lynharif

Rock in the Red Zone (for students)

Thursday 23 February 2017, 8:30 pm. Lyn Julius of Harif will be introducing the evening screening of Laura Bialis's outstanding film 'Rock in the Red Zone' (1:45)  at JW3. The film is about musicians in Sderot, Israel's embattled border town. They are largely descended from  Moroccan- Jewish refugees.  The screening, which will be followed by a Q&A with Lyn, Israeli Tamir Oren, and a psychiatrist, is intended for an audience of students but

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The Forgotten Refugees

Monday 6 February 2017. 8.15 pm. Screening of the film 'Forgotten Refugees' at Kenton United synagogue, Shaftesbury Ave, Kenton, Harrow Middx HA38LA. Followed by Q&A with Lyn Julius of Harif and members of the audience. Details: 0208 907 5959 or admin@kentonsynagogue.org.uk.

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Sixty years since the Suez Exodus

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 8 pm. In the autumn of 1956 Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser began arresting, interning and expelling 25,000 Jews from Egypt, seizing their property. Was the expulsion an understandable act of decolonisation, or of naked anti-Semitism? To mark the 60th anniversary of the Exodus, Lyn Julius will examine the impact of the Suez crisis on Jews living in Egypt. If you are a Jewish refugee from Egypt, you are invited to

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Harif at Limmud 2016

On 27 December 2016 Harif will be giving three presentations at Limmud 2016 in Birmingham. Lyn Julius will present : 'How Jewish refugees can help reframe the Israel debate.' (14:30 - 15:30) and 'Sixty years since the Suez Exodus' (18:10 - 19:10). Lyn and Nizza Fluss will screen 'The Forgotten Refugees'. Q&A to follow. (20:10 - 21:20). To book your place, click here.

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Film premiere: Rock in the Red Zone

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 6:30 - 9.30 pm. In the presence of dignitaries and diplomats.To mark the third annual memorial day for Jewish Refugees from Arab countries and Iran, Harif, together with the Israel embassy, is proud to present the UK Premiere of 'Rock in the Red Zone,' directed by Laura Bialis. The film is set in Sderot, a town in southern Israel populated by Jews expelled from Arab countries. It has come to be known as 'Ir Ha'Musica'

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French Jews in the UK: who are they and why are they here?

Sunday 11 December, 11 am. Talk about French Jews in the UK by Michelle Huberman, creative director of Harif . Michelle lived in Paris during the 80's running a fashion business in the Sentier amongst the French Jews and has continues to have a 'pied' in this community. Expect a colourful talk and find out how Brexit will affect the 'Feujs' - and how they in turn will affect the long-term future of the Anglo-Jewish community. Belsize Square Discussion

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The Forgotten Refugees

Wednesday 7 December 2016. 7:45 pm. To mark the third annual day to remember Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran, screening of the film 'Forgotten Refugees' at Golders Green synagogue. Followed by Q&A with Lyn Julius of Harif and others who lived in Arab lands. Refreshments. 7.50. Booking through the synagogue (office@ggshul.org.uk or Tel 0208 455 2460.

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Libya’s Unspoken Holocaust

Sunday 4 December 2016, 7.30 pm. How many know that hundreds of Libyan Jews of British nationality were deported to Bergen Belsen? Academic and author Yossi Sucary will talk about the hitherto neglected story of the North African Holocaust during WWII - the Nazi occupation of Libya, the concentration camps in the Sahara - in which hundreds of Jews died of starvation and disease, the bombings and the deportations. Sucary's novel, From Benghazi to

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Silent Exodus & Stories from Libya

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 8.15 pm. To mark the 3rd annual memorial day for Jewish refugees from Arab countries and Iran, this is a rare opportunity to see SILENT EXODUS by Pierre Rehov, the first film ever made dealing with the mass expulsion of almost a million Jewish refugees from Arab countries. It features first-hand testimonies and analysis by historians Maurice Roumani, Bat Yeor and David Littman, and asks why the international community has

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The Arabs and the Holocaust

Sunday 20 November 2016. The impact of Nazism was thwarted by the Allied victory at El-Alamein in 1942, but the ideological impact of Nazism on the Arab world was huge and is with us to this day. Presentation by Lyn Julius of Harif to the Belsize Square synagogue Sunday Discussion Group. 11 am. All welcome.

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Making a Difference

Thursday 17 November, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Lyn Julius will explain the motivation behind setting up Harif. What has it achieved, and has it made a difference? Talk and discussion at Finchley Progressive Synagogue as part of a series in memory of humanitarian activist and refugees champion Eleanor Rathbone, who died 70 years ago this year. Finchley Progressive Synagogue, 54 Hutton Grove, London N12 8DR. Donation 5 pounds.

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2016 Farhud commemoration: the full video

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