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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Dec 13, 2009 at 14:32

Muslimkush: Actually, the Jews have been in Europe since long before the 7th century B.C. In the aftermath of their failed revolt of 70 A.D., the Romans deposited quite a few of them along the frontiers. Before then, Jewish communities certainly existed in places like Rome and Peninsular Greece, and I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a few in other towns along the EUropean shore of the Mediterranean.

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