Italy
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Over the course of the twentieth century, Jewish immigration to Italy from the Islamic world mainly followed the stages of the Arab-Israeli conflict, beginning with the Israeli War of Independence (1948). Some movement of Jewish families from North Africa and the Middle East to Italy took place earlier, however, at the time of the Italo-Turkish War, also known as the Libyan War (1911–1912), and especially after the First World War. These developments served to revive the ties between Italian Jewry and …

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Francesco Spagnolo and Maurice Roumani, “Italy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 June 2017
First published online: 2010



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