Yemen

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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