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Israël (Cairo)
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Israël, an “independent weekly,” was published in Cairo by Albert D. Mosseri (1891–1932), a physician and scion of a well-known family of bankers and communal activists. The first issue appeared on April 2, 1920, and the last on June 1, 1939, edited by Mazal Mathilda, Mosseri’s widow (1893–1981). Israël was published in Hebrew, Arabic, and French in three separate four- or six-page fascicles. Each language had its own subeditor and contributors, with different contents depending on what suited the readers. The Hebrew edition was discontinued in 1932 and the Arabic in 1933.

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Jacob M. Landau, “Israël (Cairo)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0011720>
First published online: 2010

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