It is certainly true that privately some Arabs could have been friends with some Jews in the Arab countries, but the state policies were always to impose on the Jews the status of dhimmitude, and that continued for many centuries. And culminated in a mass expulsion of the Jews (close to a million) from the Arab countries, accompanied by the confiscation of their property. Best friends, indeed!
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