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A Syrian refugee mother with her two children (photo: Reuters)

Syrian Refugees

Driven out of Egypt

The Egyptian authorities are taking a very heavy-handed line against refugees from the Syrian civil war. Amnesty International says Cairo is forcing those who have fled the violence and entered Egypt to leave the country again, thereby pushing them into a highly uncertain future. Andreas Gorzewski reportsMore

Israeli Rabbi Maimoun, 67, from Tel Aviv and born in Tunis, reads the Torah in the Ghriba Synagogue on April 29, 2010 on the eve of the Jewish annual pilgrimage in Djerba (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish Life in North Africa

Facing a Precarious Future

The once-large Jewish communities in Tunisia and Egypt have almost disappeared. Those who remain are treated with mistrust and suspicion by society. The Arab Spring has made their situation even more difficult. Andreas Gorzewski reportsMore