Appeal Issued for Jews of Yemen

An Israeli living in Canada charged Thursday that Israel has not done enough to help the Jews of Yemen, and he called it disgraceful.

Moshe Nahum, interviewed by the army radio, spoke on behalf of the World Committee for the Rescue of Yemen’s Jews, which he heads.

He said there are presently some 6,000 Jews in Yemen dispersed over more than 35 localities. They are the first to suffer from political and intertribal strife. Hostility toward Jews has been fanned by Palestinians who went to Yemen after the Lebanon war.

Nahum said he has visited Yemen several times and met about 300 Jewish families that are “torn in half.” He explained that “in many cases, the husband, with two or three children, lives in Yemen, and the wife lives in Israel or vice versa.

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