Iraq’s new government may not recognize the country’s few Jews as a minority. A month away from creating a new Iraqi constitution, the National Assembly in Baghdad is debating whether some 20 Jews remaining in country should qualify as minority with rights guaranteed by the state, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. “There have been suggestions that when it comes to minority rights, we specify who are the minorities,” said Shi’ite lawmaker Saad Jawad Qindeel. The Jews remaining in Iraq “should not be included as a minority because their number is too small.”
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