PARIS (Dec. 20)
There are still 2,000 Jews remaining in Egypt, it was reliably reported here today. Of the total, 1,800 are Sephardim, the remainder are Ashkenazim. Most of the Egyptian Jews live in Cairo and Alexandria. There are 27 synagogues remaining in Egypt, but all are deserted, according to the report.
In Lebanon, it was reported, there are 6,000 Jews, living mostly in the capital of Beirut. The report stated that about 1,400 Jewish children are enrolled in three Jewish schools in Beirut, and that Hebrew is taught in those schools.