Israel’s declaration of independence precipitated not only the birth of a Jewish state, but the beginnings of a mass upheaval, as the ancient Jewish communities of the Arab World were forced to flee. Nearly a million people left. Lyn Julius examines why, and what became of them, particularly those who fled to the newly-found State of Israel.
Jenni Frazer is a Glasgow-born award-winning Jewish journalist. Former assistant editor of The JC, she is now a freelance columnist and feature writer whose work is published by The Times, The Guardian, The Jewish News and The Times of Israel.