Iraq, US in Talks over Fate of Jewish Archives

Iraq is negotiating with U.S. authorities for the return of millions of documents, including a stash of rare Hebrew-language books and parchments found in a flooded basement by American troops after the 2003 invasion, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

A high-level Iraqi delegation visited the U.S. last week to discuss bringing the documents back to Baghdad. The documents include an extensive collection referred to as the Iraqi Jewish Archive, as well as records and files belonging to Saddam Hussein’s disbanded Baath Party and security services.

from The Canadian Press

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