Skip to comments.SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Some Arab countries are trying to get the Jews they forced out to return
Posted on 02/07/2020 7:27:12 PM PST by robowombat
SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Some Arab countries are trying to get the Jews they forced out to return
FEBRUARY 7, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM
More than 850,000 Jews lived in Arab countries in the 20th century. With the creation of Israel in 1948, all but a few thousand Jews were forced to leave the Arab countries where they had lived for generations and centuries. But today, there is a palpable longing in most Arab states for the Jews to return. Many believe that only with a Jewish presence will their countries blossom and develop as they did in the past.
World Israel News The purging of the Jews caused a crisis in almost every Arab country from which they came. Despite their relatively limited numbers, the Jews impact on society, culture, economy, and trade was crucial to the development of those countries, and their loss was felt. After the Jews were evicted from Iraq and Egypt, for example, those countries experienced crisis after crisis.
The Jewish contribution to Arab states was significant. In Egypt, the gold market flourished with a Jewish presence and continues to do so to this day, even though the Jews were thrown out and their stores ransacked. Jewish symbols like the Magen David remain engraved on Egyptian shops, in markets, and on buildings. The older generation still remembers the prosperity of the time when Jews were in possession of their stores.
It is no coincidence that Cairo has decided to invest tens of millions of dollars in the restoration of synagogues throughout Egypt. The most recent is the renovation of the once magnificent Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet) Synagogue, in which $6 million is being invested.
It is not only the Egyptians who want to coax back the prosperity that accompanied the Jewish presence. A few months ago, new Sudanese Minister of Religion Nasser Aladin called on Sudanese Jews whose families were forced to emigrate in the wake of the establishment of the State of Israel to return.
In Lebanon, over a million dollars has been invested in the restoration of the Magen Avraham synagogue in the Wadi Abu Jamil neighborhood in West Beirut, near the Lebanese parliament.
Perhaps more than any others, it is the Iraqis who long for the return of their Jewish brethren, and Iraqi Jews who long for their former homeland. In recent years, a number of Facebook accounts have opened in Israel to renew the connection between Iraqi Jews and the Arabs beside whom their ancestors lived in harmony for over a thousand years prior to the advent of Islam.
The Iraqi Jews were wrenched from their former home, but their contribution to the country is felt to this day. Like Jewish minorities in other countries, the Jews of Iraq concentrated on trade, crafts, light industry, governmental and municipal services, and banking. The impact of Jews on commerce and banking was especially significant.
Arab countries of old flourished in large part because of the contribution of their Jews. But then, in some countries, there was an exchange of populations: the Jews were forced out and Palestinian Arab refugees arrived in their place. The wealthy and educated Jewish population was replaced by a weak and poor population, a cultural shock that particularly affected Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
With the rise of xenophobic Arab/Muslim rejection of the State of Israel, the Arab states that could not beat Israel on the battlefield punished their Jews instead. Now, years later, there is a growing realization of the counter-productivity of that injustice, and many are calling for the Jews to return.
Some Muslims are even calling for a tax levied on non-Muslims in Arab countries to be returned to the Jews. Despite this growing sentiment, Arab leaders continue to choose for the most part to look the other way, not only refusing to protect the Jews but actively contributing to their persecution.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the Arab states suffer serial economic failures and never-ending wars and disputes. Some Muslims believe this is a punishment by Allah for their failure to protect the Jews, as they were instructed to do.
Would Jews whose families immigrated to Israel after being forced out of Arab countries ever want to return to those countries?
Only a fool would return. muslims are savages at heart.
It’s a Trap!
Previews of coming attractions. They may be sincere now, but watch out.
Further down the road - a few decades for now IMO - the Islamic Bad Guys who are ravishing and slaughtering the world will make a treaty with Israel which will be a trap. At some point they will turn on Israel, and those who don’t literally run for their lives will be utterly slaughtered. All prophesied in the Bible.
Soon, but not yet.
Almost nobodys crazy enough to return to a place they were chased out of. And ia number of those places wont even let them visit anyway. No, this isnt gonna get much traction. (No doubt there are a handful of sane people in a handful of Muslim governments. This is hopeful but until they are able and willing to at least open embassies in Jerusalem and allow visits and normal trade, etc. it is probably gonna take quite awhile yet given the number of mosques preaching jihad/holy war or terrorist attacks against Jews and Christians. It looks like its gonna take awhile )
This is good, that any Arab country would openly make such an admission, but how many feel this way? I suspect for every 5 Arabs who wish to call the Jews back into these countries, there are 5000 Arabs who believe as the Palestinians do, that all bad things happen due to the Jews.
Such people will not protect the personal rights of Jews to be left alone.
Even more developed nations are struggling with that problem, as in France and Germany.
As the article also states, the leaders of those Arab/Muslim states do not in any way hold these same sentiments. The lone exception is Egypt.
I do not believe that any or, many of the Jewish Israeli’s whose descendants came from those Arab/Muslim countries would be willing to take the risk of relocating from Israel and go back to those countries.
That said, there is one country’s Jewish population I wish would take that chance. And, it is ours. Their 95% support for the democrats is the main reason for my wish.
It’s likely that much of the accomplishments of the more ancient world, in the middle east, was actually the result of the Jews who had been exiled and permeated great areas.
Ironic that even in the old Testament the peoples that lived adjacent to the Jews and left them alone and prospered. The ones that attacked Israel,Judah and the 12 Tribes were destroyed. Of course when the Jews didn’t walk the way of the Lord they didn’t have the Lord’s blessing and were destroyed.
There’s actually a decent size Jewish population in Iran. And I think there’s one or two synagogues in Damascus Syria still. Apparently the main requirement is not to be a Zionist.
The one country where you absolutely may not be a Jew and enter? Our best buddy, our staunch ally Saudi Arabia
Fool me twice...
The Holocaust destroyed the Jewish presence in Europe. This has greatly impacted and accrllerated the decline of Europe
The murder of 6-7 million Jewish people in WWII was not just a human tragedy, it was the single biggest loss of human talent in the history of the world
I read an analysis by a historian that claimed the height of Islamic architectural, medical, mathematical and scientific developments occurred only while Islam conquered new territory and used the knowledge of the conquered peoples. Once Islamic education took control of training the young, very little new knowledge or development occurred.
Germany will be in the same position.
interesting if this article is true but it begs the question.....why aren’t they protecting Christians and rebuilding Christian churches and communities....
Case in point, Jews never completely left Egypt during Exodus, there always were jews from those time there who still carried his image... that is until the 50s when the arabs completely kicked them all out of Egypt. We are talking about a people that had been there for like 3000 years.
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