National Day marking Jewish Expulsion from Arab lands


Today, 30th November, we remember the 850,000 Jews who were expelled from Arab countries in the 20th century.

In just one event from that time, on 30 November 1947, Jews in the Syrian city of Aleppo peered between the slats of wooden shutters at a horrendous spectacle. The city, which Jews had inhabited since Biblical times, was ablaze. A mob burnt down 50 Jewish stores, 18 synagogues, five schools, the Jewish orphanage, a youth club and 150 homes.

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