Yemen Jewish community under more duress

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Israeli MK: Yemen’s Persecuted Jews Want Out ‘Fast’
by Jonathan Zalman
October 13, 2015

Yemen’s Jewish population, a once thriving community of tens of thousands of people in the 1940s that is today estimated at around 100 “at best,” is reportedly under even more duress. On Sunday, The Jerusalem Post published a story citing Druze-Israeli MK Ayoub Kara (Likud) who said Yemen’s Jewish community had been told to “convert or leave the state.”….Yemen’s Jews “want to leave there fast,” said Kara. “We need to act fast to get them out and we will do that, God willing. The whole world ought to know that there is a problem with the Houthis.” The ultimatum was reportedly written by the Yemeni government. A spokesperson for former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, however, a man described by The New York Times as “the Yemeni strongman who for three decades was the Jews’ protector,” refuted the report. READ MORE

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