Of the 8 million Jews who live outside Israel, 2,000 Jews live in Morocco, representing a fewer number compared to more than 200,000 in 1948.
Rabat – Immigration of Jews to Israel continues to this day, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on its Facebook page.
Sharing statistics from the Population and Immigration Authority, the ministry said that as many as 432 Moroccan jews immigrated from Morocco to Israel in the last eight years.
The ministry added that the number of Jews living in Arab countries at the end of World War II stood at 850,000.
“Today, only about 3,900 Jews remain” in the Arab world, the ministry added
According to a graphic shared by the ministry, 160 Jews immigrated to Israel from Tunisia in the last eight years.
Around 119 others migrated from Yemen, while two Jews permanently left Algeria within the same period.
A total of four Jews immigrated to Israel from Qatar, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Libya within the same period.
Despite the shrinking of the number of Jews living in Morocco, hundreds continue to travel to the North African country on different occasions of social or religious significance.
Morocco’s Jewish population significantly decreased following the end of World War II.
International federation of Jewish communities and organizations World Jewish Congress (WJC) estimates that there are approximately 2,300 Jews still living in Morocco. The numbers represent fewer figures compared to 1948, when more than 200,000 Jews were living in the North African kingdom. Thousands immigrated to France, the United States, Canada, and especially to Israel—following the state’s establishment.
The remaining Jewish communities are spread across mellah or walled cities in Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, Meknes, Tangier, and Fez.