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Title The forgotten millions : the modern Jewish exodus from Arab lands / edited by Malka Hillel Shulewitz
Published New York : Continuum, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Minorities in the Middle East: An Overview / Mordechai Nisan -- 2. Middle East Christians: The Captive Nations / Walid Phares -- 3. Dhimmi Factor in the Exodus of Jews from Arab Countries / Bat Ye'or -- 4. Syria, A Special Case: A Comparison of the Campaigns on Behalf of Syrian and Soviet Jews / Harold Troper -- 5. Expulsion of the Jews from the Arab Countries: The Palestinians' Attitude Towards It and Their Claims / Ya'akov Meron -- 6. Exchanges of Populations Worldwide: The First World War to the 1990s / Malka Hillel Shulewitz / Raphael Israeli -- 7. Perpetuating the Tragedy: The United Nations and the Palestinian Refugees / Avi Beker -- 8. Immigration and Absorption of Jews from Arab Countries / Yehuda Dominitz -- 9. Integration Processes of Eastern Jews into Israeli Society, 1948-1988 / Pnina Morag-Talmon -- App. 1 Findings of the Tribunal Relating to the Claims of Jews from Arab Lands -- App. 2 Evidence of Four Witnesses Before the Tribunal -- App. 3 Letter from Shimon Peres -- App. 4 Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu, Third International Conference of WOJAC
Summary "The Forgotten Millions tells the story of the modern Jewish exodus from Arab lands. The Jewish presence in this areapresent-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, the Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen - preceded the rise of Islam by more than a thousand years. These Jewish communities often played a leading role in the development of the region. In 1948, when the state of Israel was declared, there were an estimated 870,000 Jews in these countries. By 1976, a generation later, this most ancient diaspora of the Jewish people had virtually disappeared: only about 20,000 remain, mainly in North Africa. Of these refugees, some 200,000 opted for the Americas and other Western countries; the majority migrated to Israel; where today they and their progeny comprise over 40 per cent of the population. What happened to trigger the transfer of whole communities? Why did this historic movement and the tragedy that preceded it fail to leave their impress either on the contemporary annals of the Jewish people or on the consciousness of the free world?" --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- Arab countries -- Migrations.
Israel -- Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Hillel Shulewitz, Malka.
ISBN 0304700789 (electronic bk.)
0826447643 (electronic bk.)
1441159150 (electronic bk.)
9780304700783 (electronic bk.)
9780826447647 (electronic bk.)
9781441159151 (electronic bk.)