In 1948–49, after the massacres, 18,000 Moroccan Jews left the country for Israel.
French penetration into Morocco between 19 created significant Morocco Muslim resentment, resulting in nationwide protests and military unrest.
In total, of the 900,000 Jews who left Arab and other Muslim countries, 600,000 settled in the new state of Israel, and 300,000 immigrated to France and the United States.
The descendants of the Jewish immigrants from the region, known as Mizrahi Jews ("Eastern Jews") and Sephardic Jews ("Spanish Jews"), currently constitute more than half of the total population of Israel, and expulsion, together with pull factors, such as the desire to fulfill Zionist yearnings or find a better economic status and a secure home in Europe or the Americas.
Lebanon was the only Arab country to see a temporary increase in its Jewish population during this period, due to an influx of Jews from other Arab countries, although by the mid-1970s the Jewish community of Lebanon had also dwindled.
Six hundred thousand Jews from Arab and Muslim countries had reached Israel by 1972.