Decades after the Jews Went into Exile, Some Arabs Want Them Back

(Economist-UK) From Iraq to Libya, a swathe of politicians, film-makers and academics have been re-examining the past, including the post-1948 eviction of Jews from Arab countries. Last year a popular Arabic Facebook site ran a poll on whether to restore Iraqi citizenship and the right of return to Jews exiled 70 years ago. Over 3/4 of the 62,000 participants voted yes. Today 13 Egyptian universities teach Hebrew and 3,000 Egyptian students will finish their Hebrew studies this year, double the number five years ago.

2019-04-12 00:00:00

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