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    • Moshe
    • 19.12.07 | 03:57 (IST)

    As Europe developed after the fall of the Roman empire(the western part),Jews began to settle in that region, particularly in Spain.While that country was under Christian authority,Jews suffered under the burden of hatred.Their rights were severely restricted.When Moslems crossed over the Strait of Gibraltar and began defeating the Christian kings and extending much freedom to the Jews, the "golden age of Spain" began in which the economy, science,medicine,international trade and freedom of religious faith reached new hights.With the expusion from Spain in 1492(Muslims were also expelled), Jews fled to North Africa,Egypt and Turkey.Some went to Poland.The Turkish leadership thanked Spain for sending their kingdom the Jews.Some Jews settled in communities in Palestine.

    from the article: Officials: Israel to allow construction in existing W. Bank settlements
    First published 00:00 17.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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