Paris Of The Nile

by Zoe Pollock

Paula Sadok catches up with Cairo's past, and its former Jewish population:

Before the creation of Israel in 1948, the Jewish community in Egypt boasted 80,000 members. In three waves of immigrationafter the 1948 war, after the Suez Crisis in 1956, and after the Six-Day War in 1967the community has dwindled to its current population of fewer than 40.