Iraqi Jews in Israel

Iraqi Jews in Israel
Total population
(250,000[1] - 450,000[2])
Regions with significant populations
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and many other places.
Hebrew (Main language for all generations);
Older generation: Arabic language

Iraqi Jews in Israel are immigrants and descendants of the immigrants of the Iraqi Jewish communities, who now reside within the state of Israel. They number around 450,000.[3]


In the 20th century, Iraqi Jews played an important role in the early days of Iraq's independence. Between 1950-52, 120,000-130,000 of the Iraqi Jewish community (around 75%) were transported to Israel in Operation Ezra and Nehemiah.[4]

Notable people

See also


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