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April 20, 2016 9:29 am

Yemen’s Remaining Jews Question Their Decision Not to Make Aliyah

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Sana'a, Yemen's capital. Sixty-seven Yemeni Jews refused to join the recent secret airlift to Israel organized by the Jewish Agency. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. Sixty-seven Yemeni Jews refused to join the recent secret airlift to Israel organized by the Jewish Agency. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The 67 Yemeni Jews who refused to join the recent secret airlift to Israel organized by the Jewish Agency are now having second thoughts. Sources in Yemen report that the group, comprised mostly of children and the elderly and located in the Yemeni capital Sana’a and its neighboring province of Amran, has been subject to constant harassment.

Speaking to The Media Line on condition of anonymity because of fear of reprisals, a Yemeni Jew now trying to leave for Israel said the remaining Jews complain that in addition to increasing abuse by Muslims, there is no one to lead their religious rituals or to educate their children.

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