In the twenty years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948,
800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Libya,
Morocco, and several other Arab countries. Although the causes of
this exodus varied, restrictive governmental measures and an
outburst of anti-Semitic feeling during and after the war were
major factors. Some of these "Mizrahi" Jews, most of whom were not
active Zionists, were forced to leave behind property of great... more...