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79% of Egyptians Would Not Allow Jews to Return to Egypt

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 24, 2013 @ 10:59 pm In The Point | 8 Comments


Peace… in our time.

A poll in Akhbar El-Youm [2], Egypt’s most widely [3] circulated state owned newspaper, asked readers whether they would agree with the idea of the Egyptian Jews [4]who had been expelled from Egypt returning to the country. 79% percent stated that they disagree. 18% said that they agree. And 3% had no opinion.

That’s not surprising as in a 2011 poll, only 2% of Egyptians [5] had a positive view of Jews.

Before the war, Egypt had an estimated [6] 60,000 to 100,000 Jews. By 1976 that number had fallen to 200. Between then thousands of Jews were arrested, locked up or deported. Sustained persecution [7] wiped out the Jewish population of Egypt.

The same phenomenon has been taking place, at a slower rate, with Christians in Egypt. Meanwhile the EU will be giving Egypt [8]$6.5 dollars and Obama will be giving Egypt a [9] whole bunch of F16s and Abrams tanks.

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[1] Image: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/79-of-egyptians-would-not-allow-jews-to-return-to-egypt/rel-dwindling-community/

[2] poll in Akhbar El-Youm: http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2013/01/egyptians-still-riled-over-idea-of-jews.html

[3] Egypt’s most widely: http://akhbarelyom.org.eg/news116661_1.aspx

[4] Egyptian Jews : http://www.egyptian-jews.info/en/sidemenu/en_Asso_of_Jews_from_Egypt/Compensation.aspx

[5] only 2% of Egyptians: http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/07/news-flash-muslim-nations-still-hate.html

[6] Egypt had an estimated: http://hsje.org/displacement_of_jews_from_arab_c.htm

[7] Sustained persecution: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/talking/jew_refugees.html#egypt

[8] the EU will be giving Egypt : http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/13/uk-egypt-eu-idUKBRE90C0AT20130113

[9] Obama will be giving Egypt a: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/10/calls-to-pull-plug-on-us-gifts-tanks-f-16-jets-to-egypt-grows/

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