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Aden Riots (1947)
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Relations between Jews and Muslims in the British colony of Aden were generally congenial, and incidents of violence against Jews were very rare. From the beginning of the 1940s, however, growing currents of radical anti-British and anti-Zionist fervor became rife, spurred by the increasing availability of radios and of Egyptian newspapers and magazines. Added to these factors was the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine, which prepared the ground for the massacre of November 1947. The migration of tens of thousands of Arab tribesmen from Yemen and the Protectorates to Aden durin…

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Reuben Ahroni, “Aden Riots (1947)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0000750>
First published online: 2010

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