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Politi, Elie
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Elie I. Politi was a prominent Egyptian businessman and entrepreneur who was active in Jewish and Zionist causes in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Chio, Greece in 1900, Politi arrived in Egypt with his family in 1906. He attended the Menasce High Schoolin Alexandria and then studied law at the French School of Law in Cairo.

Politi began his career as a junior clerk in a trading firm, but advanced very quickly and became one of Egypt’s most successful businessmen, an important figure in the stock market, and an entrepreneur in the fields of real estate, insurance, banking, and jo…

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Ruth Kimche, “Politi, Elie”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0017770>
First published online: 2010

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