Leader of Mizrachi Jewish rights group in S.F.

Stanley Urman, executive director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, will be in San Francisco on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to meet with local leaders of the JCRC’s Middle East project, Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, and JJAC supporters.

JJAC is an international organization that, like JIMENA, seeks to heighten public awareness of exiled Mizrachi Jews.

A New York-based lawyer and Rutgers University professor, Urman is one of the global leaders of the international campaign for right and redress for Jews from Arab lands.

He has also helped coordinate efforts on behalf of House Congressional Resolution 311, which expresses “that the international community should recognize the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East should establish a program for resettling Palestinian refugees.”

Nearly 900,000 Jews lived in Arab countries prior to the founding of modern Israel. Today, fewer than 800 remain, the others killed or driven into exile.