Table of Jewish population since 1948[edit | edit source]

In 1948, there were between 758,000 and 881,000 Jews (see table below) living in communities throughout the Arab world. Today, there are fewer than 8,600. In some Arab states, such as Libya, which was about 3% Jewish, the Jewish community no longer exists; in other Arab countries, only a few hundred Jews remain.

Jewish Population by country: 1948, 1972, 2000 and recent times
Country or territory 1948 Jewish
population
1972 Jewish
population
Recent estimates
Updated to 2017-2018
Morocco 250,000–265,000 31,000 2,500–2,700* 2,000 {2014}** 2,000 {2017} **
Algeria 140,000 1,000 0 50 {2014} ** 50 {2017} **
Tunisa 50,000-105,000 8,000 9,000-1,000 1,500 {2014} ** 1,700 {2017} **
Libya 35,000-38,000 50 0 0 {2014} ** 0 {2017} **
North Africa total: 475,000–548,000 40,050 3,400–3,700 3,550 3,750
Iraq 135,000-140,000 500 5 5-7 {2014} ** 10 {2017} **
Egypt 75,000-80,000 500 100 40 {2014} ** 20 {2017} **
Yemen and Aden 53,000-63,000 500 330 90 {2014} **-50 [2016] 50 {2017} **
Syria 15,000-30,000 4,000 100 17 {2014} ** 100 {2017} **
Lebanon 5,000-20,000 2,000 20-40 100 {2012} ** 100 {2017} **
Bahrain 550-600 50 37 30 {2017} **
Sudan 350 0 0 0 {2017} ***
North Africa/Arab countries total: 758,350–881,350 <45,800 <3,795-4,345 <3,802-3,762 4,060
Afghanistan 5,000 100 1 1 1 {2017}
Bangladesh Unknown 175–3,500 75-100 {2012} ** 4{2018} *****
Iran 65,232 (1956} 62,258 (1976}-80,000 9,252 (2006) 8,756 {2014} ** 8,700 {2017} **
Pakistan 2,000–2,500 250 200 0 745 {2017}
Turkey 80,000 30,000 17,800 (2006) 17,300 {2015} ** 15,300 {2017} **
Non-Arab Muslim Countries Total: 202,000–282,500 110,750 32,100 26,157 24,75

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