Embassy of the United States in Baghdad Iraq, Statement regarding Iraqi Jewish Archive. January 28, 2015

Congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) pleads for Iraqi Jewish Archive on the House Floor. January 5th, 2016

Nadler praises agreement allowing U.S. to keep Jewish archives recovered in Iraq

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Public Relations Office: Statement on Extension of Iraqi Jewish Archive Exhibit. May 14, 2014

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Public Relations Office: Statement by Ambassador Faily on the Opening of Iraqi National Jewish Exhibit in New York City. February 3, 2014

Bill Text: 113th Congress. Senate Resolution 333  Whereas the Ba’ath regime confiscated these artifacts, later dubbed the Iraqi Jewish Archive, from synagogues and communal organizations

Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq

By Dmitriy Shapiro, JNS.org News Service. February 3, 2o14
“Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Capitol Hill.” 

Senator Pat Toomey Calls For Protection of Jewish Artifacts, January 17th 2014 

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq Public Relations Office: State Department on the Occasion of the Burial of Torah Scroll Fragments

State Department Response to Congressional Letter to Secretary of State, John Kerry, Regarding the Iraqi Jewish Archive, November 20, 2013

Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq, November 13, 2013

Bipartisan Congressional Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Regarding The Iraqi Jewish Archive, November 13, 2013

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Launches the Preserving The Iraqi Jewish Archivs Website

Iraqi Jewish Artifacts Exhibit Opens in Washington

By JTA, November 10, 2013
“The National Archives opened to the public an exhibit of Iraqi Jewish artifacts it restored. The exhibit displays 24 of thousands of items discovered by U.S. troops in 2003, after the U.S. ouster of Saddam Hussein.The troops found the items in the waterlogged basement of Iraqi intelligence headquarters.”

National Archives Unveils Iraqi Jewish Iraqi Jewish Artifacts in Exhibit Opening November 8

Press Release: National Archives and Records Administration, November 7, 2013
“Tomorrow, Friday, November 8, the National Archives will unveil a new exhibition, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.” The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials”

Iraqi Ambassador Open to Loan Deal for Trove of Jewish Artifacts

By Nathan Guttman, The Jewish Daily Forward. November 7, 2013
“While stressing his country’s ownership of the Jewish artifacts now on display at the National Archives in Washington, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States hinted that his country could be open to discussing a loan agreement which would delay the return of the objects to Baghdad.”

Schumer Still Pressing on Iraqi Jewish Archive

By Stewart Ain, New York: The Jewish Week. October 29, 2013
“The State Department has rebuffed the request of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) not to return to Iraq the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003 that Schumer said were “stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community.”

State Department Rebuffs Schumer on Iraqi Jewish Artifacts

By Steward Ain, New York: The Jewish Week. October 25, 2013
“The State Department has rebuffed the request of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) not to return to Iraq the treasure trove of Jewish artifacts found by American troops in Baghdad in 2003. Schumer said the items were “stolen” from the Iraqi Jewish community.”

Bipartisan Charge to Return Iraqi Jewish Artifacts to Community, Not Government 

By JTA. October 24, 2013
“WASHINGTON – Some Congress members are working to ensure that Iraqi Jewish artifacts now on display in Washington are returned directly to the Iraqi Jewish community and not the government. Reps. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) are leading the bipartisan effort to return the thousands of books, photos, texts and other materials that were found by the U.S. and coalition forces in 2003.”

Chuck Schumer tries to block return of Jewish artifacts to Iraqi government

By Dan Friedman, New York Daily News. October 23, 2013
“WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to stop a State Department plan to return 2,700 ancient Jewish artifacts to Iraq. The artifacts — including 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents — were stolen from Baghdad’s Jewish community by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.”

Iraqi Jewish Archive: Image Gallery

By National Archives and Records Administration.
“Images of items recovered from the flooded basement of the Mukhabarat, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, before treatment”

National Archives Unveils Iraqi Jewish Artifacts in Exhibit Opening October 11. New videos showcase project and highlight National Archives’ preservation expertise

By National Archives and Records Administration. September 11, 2013
“Washington, DC…On Friday, October 11, 2013, the National Archives will unveil a new exhibition, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage .”

National Archive Unveils Iraqi Jewish Artifacts in Exhibit Opening October 11

By National Archives and Records Administration. May 16, 2013
“Washington, DC…On Friday, October 11, 2013, the National Archives will unveil a new exhibition, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.” The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.”

The Iraqi Jewish Archive Preservation Report

Published by the Middle East Librarians Association Committee on Iraqi Libraries with the permission of The National Archives & Records Administration.  The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, October 2, 2003
“Rare, historic and modern books, documents and parchment scrolls pertaining to the Iraqi Jewish community were found in the flooded basement of the Iraqi Intelligence (Mukhabahrat) headquarters in Baghdad in early May 2003. Upon removal from the basement, the wet materials (known as the Iraqi Jewish Archive) were packed into sacks and transported to a nearby location where they were partially dried.”

Public Notice 4454 by the Department of State entitled “Cultural Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Cultural Artifacts From Iraq,August 21, 2003

Agreement between The Coalition Provisional Authority and The National Archives and Records Administration, Effective August 20, 2003

Exclusion of Certain Transactions With Respect to Certain Iraqi Property From the Scope of a General License, May 23, 2003

Executive Order 13303: Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq Has an Interest, May 22, 2003