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    • Yonatan
    • 25.05.13 | 19:14 (IDT)

    When the Almohades conquered Spain from the Moslems ruling there previously, they began to persecute the Jews. As a result, Jews began to support the Reconquista of Spain by the Christians. In modern times, iIn Yemen, Jews were not allowed to ride horses, because then they would be taller than Moslems. In many Moslem countries, Jews had to pay a special tax called the jizya. During the period of the Ottoman Empire, there wereintermittent persecutions and pogroms against the Jewsm such as the one in Aleppo in 1847. These are some of the occurrences I remember even without looking at a history book. In short, the claim that there was no persecution of Jews in Moslem countries is contradicted by the evidence.

    from the article: BBC poll: Israel among world's least popular nations
    First published 17:24 25.05.13 | Last updated 17:24 25.05.13
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