Bat Ye'or and David Littman papers, 1961-

Collection Data

Bat Yeʼor (Collector)
Littman, David, 1933- (Author)
Dates / Origin
Library locations
Dorot Jewish Division
Shelf locator: **P (Bat Ye'or and David Littman Papers)
Littman, David, 1933-
Bat Yeʼor
Jews -- Islamic countries
World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries
Content: Collection consists of drafts and proofs of books, articles, lectures and pamphlets by Bat Ye'or, and related documents; statements of David Littman at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights; and correspondence of Bat Ye'or and David Littman. Principal correspondents include André Chouraqui, Jacques Ellul, Oriana Fallaci, Sir Martin Gilbert, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, YehoshafatHarkabi, H.Z. Hirschberg, Teddy Kollek, John Laffin, Albert Memmi and Robert Wistrich.
Content: Gisele Orebi Littman is the author (as Bat Ye'or since 1974) of numerous books, the most influential among them being: The dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam; The decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam: from jihad to dhimmitude; Islam and Dhimmitude: where civilizations collide; and Eurabia: the Euro-Arab axis. She is responsible for the currency enjoyed by the terms dhimmitude and Eurabia in the political discourse at the start of the 21st century. David Littman is the author of a number of articles about Jews in Islamic countries in the 19th century. With Yehoshafat Harkabi, he published (as D.F. Green): Arab theologians on Jews and Israel. His role in Operation Mural, a covert operation conducted by the Mossad in Casablanca, March 16-July 24, 1961, to enable the clandestine emigration of Moroccan Jewish children to Israel on the pretext of providing holidays and health care in Switzerland, is the subject of the documentary film titled "Operation Mural: Casablanca 1961," produced in Israel in 2007. Since 1985, he has been an NGO representative at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, serving as spokesman at various times for the World Union for Progressive Judaism (1985-1991 and 2001- ), International Fellowship of Reconciliation (1991-1994), World Federalist Movement (1994-1997), and the Association for World Education (1997- ).
Physical Description
Extent: 38 linear feet (146 boxes).
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 191804298
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16779704
MSS Unit ID: 19869
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d00ff8a0-c625-012f-0c79-58d385a7bc34
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