More disappearing Jews at the BBC

On January 10th the ‘updates’ sections of the BBC News website’s ‘Middle East’ and ‘Africa’ pages promoted a short item (without a URL) in which audiences were told that:

“Alexandria was once home to tens of thousands of Jewish people”


“Alexandria was once home to tens of thousands of Jews – but only a handful now remain”.

No further information concerning that ‘disappearance’ of the ancient community of Jews in Alexandria was provided and BBC audiences would be unlikely to be able to fill in the blanks for themselves seeing as the last time they were given any (far from complete) information about the history of Egyptian Jews was in 2014:

BBC whitewashes 20th century Jewish emigration from Egypt

Reporting the same story, the Jerusalem Post noted that:

“Egypt reopened a restored historic synagogue on Friday in the coastal city of Alexandria, but only three local Jews were on hand at the ceremony.”

A timeline of the measures which led to the eradication of Egypt’s Jewish community is available here.


2 comments on “More disappearing Jews at the BBC

  1. Typical of the pro Islamist BBC, no mention of the laws implemented by the government designed to impoverish, strip them of property, land and impose extra taxes are mentioned regarding the disappearance of Jews in Alexandria. My father-in-law was born in Alexandria and escaped with his life and fled to Haifa, never received a single dollar from any support agency, yet to this day the UN is paying third and fourth generation ‘Palestinians’ who fled the newly re-formed State of Israel agreed by UN resolution 181. The BBC wish to create their own version of history for future generations to swallow.

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