History of the Jews in Madagascar
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After France colonized the island and Europeans began settling there in the 19th century, a small number of Jewish families settled in Madagascar, but did not establish a Jewish community.
When Madagascar gained independence as the Malagasy Republic in 1960, Israel was one of the first countries to recognize it's independence and send an ambassador. Relations between both countries are close and friendly.
The country continues to be home to a tiny Jewish population, and there is a small trickle of aliyah to Israel from Madagascar.