From Eastern Europe to the Middle East: The reversal in Zionist policy vis‐à‐vis the Jews of Islamic countries

  title={From Eastern Europe to the Middle East: The reversal in Zionist policy vis‐{\`a}‐vis the Jews of Islamic countries},
  author={Esther Meir-Glitzenstein},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  pages={24 - 48}
It was during World War II that the Zionist movement in Palestine first developed a significant commitment to the Jews in Islamic countries. Until then Zionist activity had focused on Europe, chiefly the large Jewish population centers in Eastern Europe. The Zionist movement had its sources of strength there, and it was from there that most of the immigrants to Palestine came. In contrast, in the 1950s Jews from Islamic countries accounted for more than half of all immigrants to Israel. By the… Expand
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