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Ittiḥād al-Isrā'īlī (Cairo), al-
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Al-Ittiḥād al-Isrāʾīlī was a bimonthly Karaite Arabic-language journal published in Cairo between April 1924 and 1929. Its appearance followed a period of twenty years during which there were no Karaite newspapers in Egypt. As compared to the country’s other Karaite publications, al-Ittiḥād took a favorable view of Zionism. On November 3, 1925, for example, it published an article on the importance of Zionism for the revival of the Jewish people and categorically denied claims in the Arabic press that Karaite Jews opposed Zionism. Al-Ittiḥād also reported news from Karaite com…

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Ovadia Yeroushalmy, “Ittiḥād al-Isrā'īlī (Cairo), al-”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0001430>
First published online: 2010

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