In this Reparations Case, the Slaveowners Sue the Slaves

A group of Egyptians in Egypt and Switzerland are making plans to sue Jews everywhere but especially in Israel, claiming the Israelites led by Moses and Aaron stole “trillions” of tons of gold from Egypt during the Biblical Exodus.

This is, of course, the story in which the enslaved Israelis fled Egypt under God’s instruction.

According to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq. In the interview, Dr. Hilmi says that Jews leaving Egypt under Moses and Aaron stole not only gold and jewels, but cooking utensils.

Uncongruously, Hilmi takes time to wish “peace” to Moses and Aaron as he recounts the two men organizing what Hilmi calls “greatest collective fraud history has ever known.”

Hilmi also claims that enslaving the Jews was a great trial to the Egyptians: “A police investigation revealed that Moses and Aaron, peace be upon them, understood that it was impossible to live in Egypt, despite its pleasures and even though the Egyptians included them in every activity, due to the Jews’ perverse nature, to which the Egyptians had reconciled themselves, though with obvious unwillingness.”

Hilmi, however, is not completely unreasonable. He’s willing to allow Jews 1,000 years to pay, as long as accumulated interest is paid.

-“Egyptian Jurists to Sue ‘The Jews’ for Compensation for ‘Trillions’ of Tons of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt,” Middle East Media Research Institute, August 22, 2003 at

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