While close to a million Jews fled the Arab world when the State of Israel was established, the ones that remained continue to face unequal treatment.
By Elder of Ziyon, The Algemeiner
The Population and Immigration Authority published the list of Arab countries that have experienced the most immigration of Jews to Israel in the last eight years. During this period, 432 Jews emigrated from Morocco to Israel. Here are the full data.
نشرت سلطة السكان والهجرة قائمة الدول العربية التي شهدت أكثر هجرة لليهود إلى إسرائيل في السنوات ال-٨ الاخيرة. خلال هذه الفترة هاجر 432 يهوديًا من المغرب إلى إسرائيل. إليكم البيانات الكاملة. pic.twitter.com/v1exKVy1xl
— إسرائيل بالعربية (@IsraelArabic) November 6, 2019
In 2012, Morocco had around 2,250 Jews. If 432 emigrated since then to Israel, that is over 19% of the entire Jewish population — and that is only to Israel.
That’s pretty astonishing. Morocco is perhaps the best Arab country for Jews, and Jews are fleeing even from there.
Tunisia had an estimated 1,500 Jews in 2013, so to lose 160 is over 10%. Yemen’s 119 emigrants is the bulk of the community; there are reportedly just a handful of Jews who refuse to leave.
The other nations mentioned are Algeria, which has practically no Jews, seeing two emigrants to Israel — and one person each from Libya, Lebanon, Qatar, and Bahrain, all of which have token or no appreciable Jewish populations.
The overall picture is pretty grim.
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