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Nijma (L'Étoile) (Sousse), al-
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Al-Nijma (L’Étoile) was a two- to four-page weekly newspaper that appeared in Sousse, Tunisia, from June 23, 1920 to August 1, 1961. Subtitled “Weekly Organ of Israelite Information,” al-Nijma provided regional information in Judeo-Arabic and French. The journal was managed and edited by Maklouf Nadjar (Makhlūf Najjār), businessman and owner of the Sahel (or Najar) printing house in Sousse and of La Dépêche Soussienne (May 1, 1944 to July 19, 1960). al-Nijma began as L’Étoiledu Sahel and was authorized to publish a fourth page in French in 1921. It closed down in 1922 …

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Mohsen Hamli, “Nijma (L'Étoile) (Sousse), al-”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0001730>
First published online: 2010

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