The Jewish Chronicle - - TRAVEL -

The Jewish con­nec­tion with Egypt goes back thou­sands of years, our de­par­ture re­called at Passover. Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ev­i­dence of a Jewish pres­ence by the Nile dates to 700BC and many Jews lived there un­til the 20th cen­tury. From 1936, there was an anti-Jewish mood and most Jews left. More were ex­pelled in 1970. Egypt has been to war with Is­rael five times, but in 1979 was the first Arab coun­try to sign a peace treaty with Is­rael.

About 100 Jews still live in Cairo, which has two syn­a­gogues.

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