Eli Amir

Eli Amir was born in Baghdad in 1937 and emigrated to Israel two years after the creation of the state in 1950. In addition to being an award-winning novelist, Amir has been a civil servant, working with refugees, the Jewish Agency, and as a special advisor on Arab affairs to the Israeli president. Amir is a political activist, advocating on behalf of Palestinians and against the Occupied Territories.

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    The Dove Flyer

    The Dove Flyer tells the story of the Jewish community in Baghdad and its last years before expulsion and resettlement in Israel in 1950. Amir’s novel beautifully portrays the birth and death of dreams in tumultuous times as Jews through Baghdad face the complete decimation of their storied legacy in Iraq.