Egypt paper recalls how Jews and Arabs lived together, skips a few facts

(EOZ)The Al Ahram youth newspaper has an article on how Ramadan is now celebrated in the old Jewish quarter of Cairo and how Jews used to live there in harmony with Arabs.

It is a nice article, with interviews of old Arabs who recall fondly their Jewish friends and even their being asked to do things forbidden to Jews on Shabbat.

The old Jewish quarter is now a shopping district, but without any Jews:

While the article is certainly not anti-Jewish. it tries to distinguish between “Egyptian Jews” and the “Zionists who now live in Israel,” who are presumably not the nice Jews that they recall.

However, the article contains a glaring mistake in its description of how the tens of thousands of Egyptian Jews disappeared. It merely says “since 1948, Jews began to migrate from Egypt, sold everything and migrated either to Israel or to different countries.”

Of course, the Jews were stripped of their possessions, subject to violent and often deadly attacks, and eventually expelled from Egypt.(MORE)

I feel bad that these people have to live with each other in Egypt

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