“Many of the Jews who fled Sudan as second- or third-generation natives often get sentimental about their former home”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Exiled Jews would ‘love’ to see Sudan again, if given chance via new Israel ties
by Yaakov Schwartz
October 31, 2020

Shortly after receiving her master’s degree in ancient history from King’s College in London, Daisy Abboudi found herself listening to yet another dinner table conversation about her relatives’ early life in Sudan. Sudan’s Jewish community, founded at the turn of the 20th century and numbering roughly 250 families at its zenith, was one of the smallest — and shortest-lived — in the Middle East. And while its members enjoyed warm relations with their Muslim neighbors for decades, Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 and the subsequent wars unleashed by its Arab neighbors brought a flood of anti-Semitism that eventually forced the community to flee, most of them arriving in Israel or Switzerland as stateless refugees. READ MORE

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