You Can’t Go Home Again





A high-ranking official of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood recently called upon Egyptian Jews–particularly those in Israel–to come back to the Motherland.  According to Essam al-Arian, Egypt’s former Jews are still Egyptians, and shouldn’t participate in the occupation of Arab lands.  Given that this year, the Egyptian government prohibited High Holiday services at Egypt’s last synagogue (the Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in Alexandria) because they couldn’t guarantee security, it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.  Plus, of course, there’s the fact that nobody is talking about giving all those Egyptian Jews and their descendants the property that was seized from them.  At any rate, we suspect should anyone want to take al-Arian up on the offer, the ticket lines for EgyptAir at Ben-Gurion Airport will be pretty short for the foreseeable future.

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About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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