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Staraselski, Albert
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Albert Staraselski was born in 1903 in Cairo into a family that had emigrated from Russia to Palestine before making its way to Egypt at the end of the nineteenth century. From an early age, he wrote for the French-language Jewish press in Egypt, often using his nickname, Stara, as a pseudonym. In the 1920s and 1930s, he was considered one of the most colorful of Egypt’s Jewish journalists. In 1923, he went to France, where he joined the Zionist movement and became the secretary and right-hand man to Zeʾev Jabotinsky (1880–1940), the founder of Revisionist Zionism. Upon his return to Egy…

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Ovadia Yeroushalmy, “Staraselski, Albert”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0020570>
First published online: 2010

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