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Sadr welcomes return of Iraqi Jews

Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr has spoken out in favor of allowing Iraqi Jews to return home after decades in exile.

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr walks to cast his vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election, Najaf, Iraq, May 12, 2018.REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

In a bold move, Iraq’s Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr spoke in favor of the return of the Jews who were evicted from the country half a century ago. Sadr responded to a question posed by one of his followers June 2 on whether Iraqi Jews have a right to return after having been forcibly displaced due to previous Iraqi policies, noting

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