Arab Countries With Jewish Citizens? - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Talula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,503
                     
Arab Countries With Jewish Citizens?

Given what is going on in The Lebanon, I was wondering if there are still any Arab countries with Jewish citizens? I read a year or so ago that Iran still has a very small population of Jewish citizens who live in remote areas. But I'm not sure if this is still the case. I'm not trying to be provocative, but just very interested to know.

I know Turkey (which is not an Arab country) had/has synagogues, but given any religion other than Islam is banned in Saudi Arabia I was wondering if there are synagogues in other Arab countries? I understand that there is/were churches in Iraq and possibly even Syria. But the position of Jewish citizens must be precarious in other Arab countries?
Talula is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow.
 
Yasmine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 45,629
                     
Morroco has a good jewish community

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
For Breast Cancer, please click here once a day.
Yasmine is offline  
post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:53 PM
chaky yo booty
 
BUBI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,479
                     
Iran is not an arab country!
BUBI is offline  
post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Talula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,503
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by O_o
Iran is not an arab country!
Isn't it? I thought it was! What is Iran classed as then?
Talula is offline  
post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Talula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,503
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmine
Morroco has a good jewish community
Thank you. Good to know.
Talula is offline  
post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Senior Member
 
azdaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Itävalta
Posts: 17,703
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalulaTrauma
Given what is going on in The Lebanon, I was wondering if there are still any Arab countries with Jewish citizens? I read a year or so ago that Iran still has a very small population of Jewish citizens who live in remote areas. But I'm not sure if this is still the case. I'm not trying to be provocative, but just very interested to know.

I know Turkey (which is not an Arab country) had/has synagogues, but given any religion other than Islam is banned in Saudi Arabia I was wondering if there are synagogues in other Arab countries? I understand that there is/were churches in Iraq and possibly even Syria. But the position of Jewish citizens must be precarious in other Arab countries?
iran is not an arab country and most jews in iran actually live in urban areas, especially in the capital. islam is supposed to be tolerant towards judaism and christianity, because all 3 are considered abrahamic religions. that does not mean everything's fine, of course. there are millions of christians in arabic countries (they make up 10% of the population of egypt, for example). but there was a huge exodus of jews from arab countries after the conflict in palestine started in 1948.
azdaja is offline  
post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:00 PM
country flag tks
Senior Member
 
tks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Netanya, Israel
Posts: 1,200
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmine
Morroco has a good jewish community
Morroco had a good jewish community
my father family came from morroco (via france).
there is still some little jewish communities in some arab countries.

Shahar Peer

the winner of 3 WTA tour titles


Anna Smashnova | Tzipi Obziler | Evgenia Linetskaya | Yevgenia Savransky


My Girls: Fichman | Clijsters | Davenport | Vaidisova | Hantuchova | Pennetta | Ivanovic | Kirilenko | Dulko | Peschke | Zvonareva | Hingis | Krajicek | Raymond | Sprem | Molik | Daniilidou | Rodionova | Cohen-Aloro
tks is offline  
post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
azdaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Itävalta
Posts: 17,703
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalulaTrauma
Isn't it? I thought it was! What is Iran classed as then?
indo-eurpean. iranians speak farsi, which is an indo-european language.
azdaja is offline  
post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:02 PM
chaky yo booty
 
BUBI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,479
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalulaTrauma
Isn't it? I thought it was! What is Iran classed as then?
From Wikipedia:

The major ethnic groups and minorities include the Persians (51%), Azeris (24%), Gilaki and Mazandarani (8%), Kurds (7%), Arabs (3%), Baluchi (2%), Lurs (2%), Turkmens (2%), Qashqai, Armenians, Persian Jews, Georgians, Assyrians, Circassians, Tats, Pashtuns and others (1%)
BUBI is offline  
post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Talula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,503
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by azdaja
indo-eurpean. iranians speak farsi, which is an indo-european language.
Thank you. We're not taught any of this at school in the UK, and I find it fascinating.
Talula is offline  
post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Talula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,503
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tks
Morroco had a good jewish community
my father family came from morroco (via france).
there is still some little jewish communities in some arab countries.
Thank you. I read very recently that Israel has one of the highest educated population on the planet per capita because so many people, including the most highly educated, fled to Israel at various times for various reasons. I would love to visit just to see it and meet people.
Talula is offline  
post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:22 PM
country flag tks
Senior Member
 
tks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Netanya, Israel
Posts: 1,200
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalulaTrauma
Thank you. I read very recently that Israel has one of the highest educated population on the planet per capita because so many people, including the most highly educated, fled to Israel at various times for various reasons. I would love to visit just to see it and meet people.
you welcome.
you welcome to visit us, we have a wonderful country with so many beautiful places and cities (Jerusalem , Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat, and many others)
and with amazingly warm peoples that loves to host visitors.
we just need some quiet here.

Shahar Peer

the winner of 3 WTA tour titles


Anna Smashnova | Tzipi Obziler | Evgenia Linetskaya | Yevgenia Savransky


My Girls: Fichman | Clijsters | Davenport | Vaidisova | Hantuchova | Pennetta | Ivanovic | Kirilenko | Dulko | Peschke | Zvonareva | Hingis | Krajicek | Raymond | Sprem | Molik | Daniilidou | Rodionova | Cohen-Aloro
tks is offline  
post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow.
 
Yasmine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 45,629
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tks
Morroco had a good jewish community
my father family came from morroco (via france).
there is still some little jewish communities in some arab countries.
there is still an important jewish community in Morroco (I'm half morrocan so i'm not saying this just without knowing the country)

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
For Breast Cancer, please click here once a day.
Yasmine is offline  
post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:31 PM
country flag tks
Senior Member
 
tks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Netanya, Israel
Posts: 1,200
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yasmine
there is still an important jewish community in Morroco (I'm half morrocan so i'm not saying this just without knowing the country)
yeah I know, but the jewish community knew batter days in morroco.
I also have some morrocan part in me (my granfather from mugador, and garnmother from casablanca)

Shahar Peer

the winner of 3 WTA tour titles


Anna Smashnova | Tzipi Obziler | Evgenia Linetskaya | Yevgenia Savransky


My Girls: Fichman | Clijsters | Davenport | Vaidisova | Hantuchova | Pennetta | Ivanovic | Kirilenko | Dulko | Peschke | Zvonareva | Hingis | Krajicek | Raymond | Sprem | Molik | Daniilidou | Rodionova | Cohen-Aloro
tks is offline  
post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Somewhere over the rainbow.
 
Yasmine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 45,629
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by tks
yeah I know, but the jewish community knew batter days in morroco.
I also have some morrocan part in me (my granfather from mugador, and garnmother from casablanca)
Yes i'm sure
oh ok All my dad's family is from Fes

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
For Breast Cancer, please click here once a day.
Yasmine is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome