A million Jews lived in Arab countries in the 20th century. Today, just a few thousand are left, mostly in Morocco and Tunisia. The departure of Jews caused a crisis in almost every Arab country. Despite their relatively limited numbers, the Jewish impact on society, economy and trade had been crucial to the development of Arab nations. It is no wonder that after the departure of Jews from places like Iraq and Egypt, these countries experienced crisis after crisis, in contrast to the golden years known as “the age of the Jews.” Now there is a longing in most Arab…
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