Congressmen Call for Compensation for Jewish Refugees in Mideast Peace Accord

YERUSHALAYIM -

Decades of Mideast peace talks have sought to address the claims of Arab refugees, while Jewish refugees, expelled from Arab countries after the establishment of the state of Israel has been ignored.

However, a bipartisan coalition of 14 congressional lawmakers are seeking to rectify that with a bill to compensate Jewish refugees for their losses with the Displaced Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries and Iran Act, Arutz Sheva reported.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday by New York Democratic congressman Eliot Engel, the bill would require the president “to ensure resolution for Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries and Iran.”

The president would be required to include provisions for the nearly one million Jewish Middle East refugees in any future Arab-Israeli negotiated settlement.

“The Arab governments subjected hundreds of thousands of Jews to displacement, political marginalization, or property confiscation with no compensation,” the 14 co-sponsors stated.