The non-Israeli Jews and Jewish

The non-Israeli Jews and Jewish refugees of the Arab Middle East are not exactly a popular or well-known victim group, though not because they have not been horrifically persecuted in their countries of origin. By contrast, anyone who has ever visited Israel must be struck by the manner in which Arab Israelis participate in the civic and commercial life of the country. The contrast with their Jewish counterparts in Arab countries tells you almost everything you need to know to understand the source of the Middle East’s intractability. For the telling story of one refugee, check out “Libyan Jewish refugee shares story.” The story ran in the Yale Daily News with a fine companion column by a Yale freshman, “Locating intolerance in the Arab world.”

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