The picture that sparked a disaster

By Sandy Rashty, April 21, 2016

When almost 20 Yemeni Jews fled the town of Raydah in a covert operation, few people thought of the handful of members of the 3,000 year-old Jewish community who had been left behind in the nearby city of Sana'a.


Yemeni authorities jail Jewish man over airlifted Torah

By Sandy Rashty, March 24, 2016

A Jewish man has been jailed in Yemen after being accused of helping smuggle an 800-year-old Torah scroll out of the country into Israel this week.


Secret airlift 'ends historic mission to bring Yemenis home'

By Nathan Jeffay, March 23, 2016

Towards the end of last week, 19 Jewish citizens of Yemen, a country embroiled in a bitter civil war, secretly began packing their bags.

On Sunday, the last of them walked through the arrivals hall in Ben Gurion airport to start new lives in Israel.


Royal snub signals US disarray on Iran

May 14, 2015

Last Saturday, White House officials were boasting about the significance of Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's presence at a summit of Gulf leaders at Camp David, Maryland.


For Mid East future, look at Yemen

April 2, 2015

One of the less noticed resolutions of the Arab League summit on Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh was the condemnation of Israel and Iran for "occupying Arab land".


Shias called for death of Jews - then Sunnis blew them up

By Shira Rubin, March 26, 2015

In the moments leading up to the deadly bombing of a mosque in Yemen on Friday, worshippers were cursing Jews and America, according to a video posted and translated by media watchdog Memri.

"Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allahu akbar. Death to America.


Murder victim buried as fears grow for Yemen community

By Nathan Jeffay, July 5, 2012

He left the bosom of his family to improve its lot — and came back in a coffin. Last week, a Jewish man who was cruelly murdered in Yemen, was buried in his family’s Israeli hometown of Rehovot.