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This is a great summary of how the world is changing.  How quickly a major region of the world has shifted from stable to complete unrest.  Several other countries not mentioned have also began to slip.  The one thing that caught my eye in the article, was how few Jews still live in these countries.  Just as God predicted, they have almost all relocated to Israel.  Praise God!  His words in Ezekiel 37 are coming to pass…


The New Middle East at a Glance-Country by Country

The New Middle East at a Glance – Part One

Arab countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing unrest. Israel National News brings you a brief review on what’s happening with the Arabs – and the Jews – in the various states:

Hundreds of protestors clashed with security forces in the capital city of Algiers over the past few days, demanding the ouster of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. About 100 have been arrested. Bouteflika has agreed to lift the nearly 20-year-old state of emergency with which the country has been ruled.

Algeria’s Jewish population can be traced back about 2,600 years, to when the First Temple was destroyed.  After Algeria achieved independence from France in 1962, most of the country’s 130,000 Jews – who had long suffered from local anti-Semitism  – emigrated to France. By the 1990’s, most of the remaining Jews had emigrated. In 1994, the rebel Armed Islamic Group declared war on all non-Muslims in the country. The Algiers synagogue was abandoned that year and later became a mosque. Slightly more than 200 Jews remain today in Algeria, mostly in Algiers.


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