Members‘Blind and Ignorant Thugs’ Caused Second Exodus of Jews From Egypt

Very few Jews today remain in Egypt.

By Ryan Jones |
Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

For some, that is a tragedy. Those Egyptians unswayed by a local media that routinely resorts to antisemitism lament what they see as a second Exodus over the past several decades.

“The honorable Jews of Egypt, who loved Egypt with all their hearts, were persecuted with violence and hatred by blind and ignorant thugs until they were forced to leave [the land] where they had been born and bred, the land they had loved and helped to make prosperous,” wrote Egyptian poet Fatima Na’out in an article that appeared in the daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm. She continued: “On the occasion of your holiday [Rosh Hashana]…I convey to you my love and my apologies. Even if there are only four of you left, history will never forget your patriotism, nor will Egypt. Someday soon the state of education in my country will improve, and Egyptian children will learn in school...

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