Jews who lived in Egypt for 2,000 years, held important positions in the civil service, were rarely exposed to racial persecution and spoke the language of the people...Yet, in Egypt as elsewhere in the Mashreq, the Jewish population, with rare exceptions, has left the country. Why?
Who are the Oriental Jews, how do they perceive themselves, the Ashkenazi Jews, the Arabs and the Palestinians? There are no simple answers...
Within the limitations inherent in his ideological and theoretical approach, the author attempts to give a comprehensive picture of ethnic relations in Israel.
During the last decade a plethora of books devoted to the subject of Oriental Jewry has been published in Israel or by Israeli authors. The following list, compiled and annotated by Avishai Ehrlich, is only partial.
The failure of the Egyptian bourgeoisie, and the process of emancipation within the consciousness of the Egyptian proletariat - we try to throw light on the history and potentialities of these two phenomena.
The roots of the internal crisis which led to the replacement of the Labour government in May 1977, by the Likud/Religious Party Coalition led by Menachem Begin.
published on 19 November 1977 by the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), jointly with Harakat Abna' al-Balad (Sons of the Village Movement), The Revolutionary Communist League, and the editorial board of Key. Issued in Umm al-Fahm, Israel.
A Matzpen picket against the wave of settlements on both sides of the "Green Line", in front of the Settlement Department of the Jewish Agency, Tel Aviv, September 18, 1977.
Our general point of departure is the revolutionary Marxist position on the national question... our main interest is the impact of the national question on the revolutionary movement in the Mashreq (Arab East). Published in The International, Summer 1973.