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Without future : the plight of Syrian Jewry

Author: Saul S Friedman
Publisher: New York : Praeger, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first two chapters discuss "the myth of Islamic toleration" and Arab-Jewish relations in the 20th century, showing that hatred of Jews was a constant that was expressed throughout the Islamic world. The rest of the book describes the persecutions (harassment, torture, and killing) endured by the 4,500 Jews who remain in Syria today as virtual hostages. Several first-person accounts reveal systematic oppression  Read more...
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Friedman, Saul S., 1937-
Without future.
New York : Praeger, 1989
(OCoLC)555613485
Online version:
Friedman, Saul S., 1937-
Without future.
New York : Praeger, 1989
(OCoLC)631997679
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saul S Friedman
ISBN: 027593313X 9780275933135
OCLC Number: 19352713
Description: xi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface The Myth of Islamic Toleration Arab-Jewish Relations in the Twentieth Century A Humanitarian Gesture The Deal Debating Society Sophie's Choice Freedom to Emigrate The Bahats Purim 1986 Abu Wujjah, Father of Pain A Death at the Door Damascus: The Haret el-Yahud Qamishli Feminine Destiny Conclusion Bibliographic Essay Index
Responsibility: Saul S. Friedman.

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Of the 40,000 Jews who lived in Syria prior to 1948, some 4500 remain as virtual hostages, Friedman argues, in Syria's conflict with Israel. This book describes the experiences of this persecuted  Read more...

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