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North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria

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ISBN-10: 0814751296

ISBN-13: 9780814751299

Edition: 1997

Authors: Michael M. Laskier

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"[An] outstanding pioneering effort. . . . Scholars and lay readers with an interest in 20th century North Africa, Jewish community life, Zionism, and political development will find much here that is new and useful. Highly recommended." International Journal of Middle East Studies "Drawing on French government archives, documents of the Alliance Isralite Universelle (AIU), Israeli archives, interviews and published sources, Laskier provides a readable, well-integrated socio-political history of the Jewish communities of North Africa." Religious Studies Review Before widescale emigration in the early 1960s, North Africa's Jewish communities were among the largest in the world. Without…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Reeva Spector Simon is associate director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and author of Iraq Between the Two World Wars.Michael Menachem Laskier teaches at the newly created Department of Middle East History at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and is the author of eight books, including Israel and the Arab World: Israeli-Maghrebi Common Interests,Encounters, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict(forthcoming). Sara Reguer is chair of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Illustrations
Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Political Developments during the Years 1900-1948/49
North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century: A Sociopolitical Analysis
Under Vichy and the Nazi-German Menace: The Jews of North Africa during the 1930s and 1940s
Zionism, Clandestine Emigration to Israel, and Its Impact on Muslim-Jewish Relations: The Case of Morocco, 1947-March 1949
Political Developments from the Late 1940s to the Early 1990s
Emigration to Israel in the Shadow of Morocco's Struggle for Independence, 1949-1956
International Jewish Organizations and the Aliya from Morocco: the Early and Mid-1950s
The Self-Liquidation Process: Political Developments among Moroccan Jewry and the Emigration Factor
The Israeli-Directed Self-Defense Underground and "Operation Yakhin"
Tunisia's National Struggle and Tunisian Jewry: Jewish Anxieties, Muslim-Jewish Coexistence, and Emigration
From Internal Autonomy to Full Independence: The Post-Independence, Decolonization Era in Tunisia
Algeria's Political and Social Struggle: Algerian Jewry's Dilemmas
Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index