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The point of no return to Egypt

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is currently the strongest political force in Egypt. Many observers believe they will remain the strongest political force for at least the near future. The comments they have made about Jews who fled their country are deeply depressing and open deep wounds that I still feel today. Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian suggested in January that Egyptian Jews should flee a “racist” Israel (destined to be destroyed by the likes of him within ten years) and come back to live in “freedom” in his Egypt where we would not be tainted by “crimes against humanity” committed in our name. If his comments were not ridiculous enough, President Mohammed Morsi (who is mar

Rachel Wahba is a writer, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Olivia Travel/Companies. An Iraqi -Egyptian Jew, born in India, she grew up in Japan. 

The many dimensions of 

displacement and exile are a constant theme in her work as a writer, therapist, and in her activism as a Mizrahi Jew who grew up stateless. 

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