The Final Exodus of the Libyan Jews in 1967

By Maurice Roumani

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), October 2007

After 2,500 years of presence, the Libyan Jewish community has ceased to exist, the author explains. He traces causes of the decline of the community through Italian racial laws in the 1940s, pogroms during British administration, nationalistic anti-Jewish policies following Libyan independence in 1952, restrictions on Jewish civil and religious liberties during the 1960s, violence against Jews during the Six Day War, and continued oppression after Qadhafi's coup in 1969.

Topic: Antisemitism, International Relations, Immigration, Security

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 19/No. 3-4

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Libya

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Roumani, Maurice. The Final Exodus of the Libyan Jews in 1967. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). October 2007:


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