Jericho celebrates 10,000 years as the city is one of the oldest in the world, "with evidence of settlement dating back to 9000 BC and urban fortifications dating back to 7000 BC, predating Egypt's pyramids by 4,000 years."
Genetic evidence in modern populations suggests that Neolithic farmers from the Levant traveled mostly by sea to reach Europe. By 7,000 B.C., they were introducing their ideas and their genes to the native Paleolithic people, who had migrated to the continent 30,000 to 40,000 years before.
In 1945 about 1 million Jews lived in Jewish communities in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Syria Yemen. Many of these communities predated Islam.From 1947-1948 Jews were persecuted in the Arab Middle East. Between 1948-1972, 820,000 became refugees. 200,000 settled in Europe U.S., while 586,000 moved to Israel.