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Posted by Fred 2013-02-03 00:00||
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#1 Well, I'm surprised!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-03 05:08||
#2 Nothin' but goodwill toward people of the book.
Posted by Fred 2013-02-03 09:14||
#3 How about the Jews of Libya - how are they doing?
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-03 09:16||
#4 UNPOSSIBLE! Islam is the religion of tolerance!
(/SARC: Sorry - just couldn't say that with a straight face...)
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-02-03 09:30||
#5 "How about the Jews of Libya"
Are any left in Libya? (Alive, I mean.)
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-03 11:16||
officially, Libya has been Judenrein since 2004 or so
in 2011 there was an attempt to repair a historic synagogue and one or two former Libyan Jews came for it but that effort ended about a week after it began and has not been restarted
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-03 11:35||
#7 Judenfrei, LG
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-03 11:49||
#8 Judenfrei = 'free of Jews' could be
-if no Jews were ever there or
- if they were there and left on their own or
- if they left under coercion
Judenrein = cleaned of Jews would be if there were Jews and they left under coercion
In the case of Libya, the Govt claimed there was no official written coercion policy and I acknowledge that this claim is probably correct so, by their standard the correct word would be Judenfrei.
However, almost everybody acknowledges that the neighborhoods in which the Jews lived had become hostile and the Jews were getting threat and taunts frequently and that the sermons in the mosques were getting harsher and more anti-Jewish. By that, it would be Judenrein.
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-03 14:47||
#9 The Government of Libya rounded up and deported the Jews of Libya many years ago. They were sent by plane I believe, to Italy.
The correct term is therefore Judenrein.