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  • 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… More ▸

  • PLO Ferrying Fighters from a Base in North Yemen to Beirut

    The Palestine Liberation Organization is using civilian aircraft with Red Crescent markings to ferry PLO fighters from a base in Sanaa, North Yemen, to Beirut by way of Jedda in Saudi Arabia, the Arab affairs correspondent of Voice of Israel Radio reported Monday. According to the report, El Fatah, the PLO’s military branch, acquired four… More ▸

  • Visitors Returning from North Yemen Report Mistreatment of Jews

    Disturbing accounts of the mistreatment of Jews in North Yemen are being reported to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith by visitors returning from that country. According to Abraham Foxman, ADL’s associate director, these confidential reports indicate that the condition of the surviving remnant of the North Yemen Jewish community is deteriorating with oppression intensifying… More ▸

  • Some 1,600 Terrorists Leave Beirut for South Yemen, Tunisia

    Some 1,600 PLO terrorists left Beirut today for South Yemen and Tunisia.South Yemen, the most Communist-oriented of the Arab countries has in the past provided training facilities for leftwing terrorist groups from around the world. Tunisia has promised to allow the PLO a continue diplomatic activities but not military nor terrorist activities. Most of today’s… More ▸

  • Jews Still Reside in North Yemen

    An American Embassy official in the Republic of North Yemen recently came upon a small community of some 40 Jews living in Wadi Wajbara in the nor Jews living in Wadi Wajbara in the northern part of the country. Although it had been thought that the entire Yemenite Jewish community had been brought to Israel… More ▸

  • Tomb of Shalom Shabazi in Yemen Reported Desecrated and Razed

    The thousand-year-old Jewish cemetery in Taiz, Yemen’s alternate capital where the Yemenite Jewish poet Shalom Shabazi is buried, has been desecrated and totally razed to the ground, according to a report that reached Yisrael Yeshayahu, Speaker of the last Knesset. The report came from a highly authoritative person who recently returned from a visit to… More ▸

  • U.S. to Sell Military Arms to North Yemen While Stalling on Arms Aid to Israel

    Robert Funseth, State Department spokesman, confirmed today that the United States is “prepared to sell appropriate military equipment and some training in them to the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) within the framework of our analysis of the need.” He said this would include only defensive weapons and will come only after a U.S. survey… More ▸

  • Jewish Judge is Top Man in Yemen, Journalist Reports

    Although virtually all of Yemen’s 50,000 Jews emigrated to Israel via “Operation Flying Carpet” in 1949-50, the handful that remained behind includes a man who is today the most powerful figure in that Arab state on the southern end of the Red Sea. He is Kadi (Judge) Iriani, the Jewish adopted son of a wealthy… More ▸