Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Anti-Jewish laws and practices in Arab countries

Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, which is leading the November international campaign to raise awareness of the Jewish refugees from Arab countries across 40 countries, has produced a useful chart showing anti-Jewish laws and practices in Arab countries after 1948. The chart covers the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen/Aden.

Stripping Jews of citizenship: this happened in all countries except Lebanon and Tunisia.
Arrests and detentions: all countries except Lebanon and Tunisia.
Riots/pogroms: all countries without exception.
Islamic religious restrictions: these were in force in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen.
Zionism a crime: laws were introduced branding Zionism a crime in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Syria.
Freedom of movement curtailed: Jews were restricted in Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Syria and Yemen.
Loss of work and employment discrimination: Jews were dismissed and/or banned from certain careers (eg government service) in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Yemen.
Freezing of assets: all countries except Morocco.
Confiscation of property: all countries except Morocco.