April 02, 2008

Treatment of Jews Varied by Country

There has been an uninterrupted presence of large Jewish communities in the Middle East from time immemorial which includes the one thousand years before the creation of Islam. The ancient Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa (including in the Land of Israel) has existed for over 2,500 years before the birth of the modern Arab states.

Here is a list of countries and the dates of their Jewish Communities:

Algeria, 1st-2nd century CE
Egypt
Iraq, 6th century BCE
Lebanon, 1st century BCE
Libya, 3rd century BCE
Morocco, 1st century CE
Syria, 1st century CE
Tunisia, 200 CE
Yemen, 3rd century BCE

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