Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

How the term 'Arab Jew' distorts history and slanders Zionism

(JNS) — The Jewish communities of North Africa and the Middle East are often inaccurately represented in academia and the mainstream media. Their rich, complex history is purposely obscured to undermine Zionism. Indeed, professors, anti-Israel student organizations, and influential figures have denied the unique indigenity of Jews in the Middle East. Moreover, these groups have minimized the widespread historical subordination, persecution, and exile of Jews under Arab and Muslim rule.

Unlike the harmonious depictions of an interreligious coexistence before 1948, Jewish life under Arabic rule...


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