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Islamic State: Jewish Holocaust surviror saves the Christians who saved him

by | 14th, July 2015

 George Weidenfeld Islamic state In 1938 George Weidenfeld arrived in the UK from Austria. 1938.  The Times  says the young Jew had “only a few shillings in his pocket”. But now he has grown rich from a publishing business, the former BBC man is repaying a debt:

Now aged 95, he is funding an organisation to rescue up to 2,000 Christian families from Syria and Iraq and resettle them elsewhere. In the first phase of Operation Safe Havens, one group of 150 Syrian Christians was flown to Warsaw on Friday to seek refuge in Poland.

Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East. In areas controlled by Islamic State they are being slaughtered.

Weidenfeld, a committed Zionist, is

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