Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (30 January 2018, 14 Shevet, 5778)
Why do most people not know that there are indigenous Middle Eastern Jews who have lived in the Middle East for thousands of years? They are called Mizrahi Jews.
Mizrachi Jews, Arab Jews, Jews from Yemen, Jews from all over. What difference does it make? There were many more Jewish refugees from Muslim countries than there were from Palestine. More Jewish property was stolen from Jews forced to leave Muslim lands than the Palestinians lost. But who cares? Facts are important. It is important to get the facts right and to make them known and if necessary repeat them over and over again. Do not be surprised however if they are ignored. The non-Jewish world has its own interests. They are prejudiced against Jews because they are Jews. Whether the Jew is a colored, black, or white man does not really matter to them. Whether the Jew is descended from Jews who always lived in Israel or came on the plane yesterday also makes no difference to anybody. It makes no difference not to the Jews, nor to friends of the Jews, nor to enemies of the Jews. What they accuse the Jews of being that is what they are. On the other hand, when they praise the Jews that is also often reflecting on them. The best among them are friends of the Jews and those who are not are not worth having.
Genesis (NASB) 12:
2 And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.