Yemeni Jews brought to Israel in secret mission

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35861374

Some of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a secret mission.

The Jewish Agency, which is responsible for Jewish immigration to Israel, said 19 people had arrived in recent days, among them a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll.

The non-profit organisation said some 50 Jews had chosen to stay in Yemen.

Since 1948, 51,000 Jews have emigrated to Israel from Yemen, which has one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.

Almost all of them were brought to Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet in 1949 and 1950.

In recent years, some 200 Jews have left as attacks against the Jewish community have increased and the country has descended into war.

The Jewish Agency announced on Monday that the group landed in Israel on Sunday night following a “complex covert operation”.

“Nineteen individuals arrived in Israel in recent days, including 14 from the town of Raydah and a family of five from Sanaa,” a statement said.

“The group from Raydah included the community’s rabbi, who brought a Torah scroll believed to be between 500 and 600 years old.”

After the conflict between the Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement escalated a year ago, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily, the Jewish community found itself increasingly imperilled and covert operations to spirit Jews out of Yemen were stepped up.

The Jewish Agency said some 50 Jews remain in Yemen, including approximately 40 in Sanaa, where they live in a closed compound adjacent to the US embassy and enjoy the protection of Yemeni authorities.

Both the capital and Raydah are controlled by the Zaidi Shia Houthi movement, whose slogan is: “God is great. Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse on the Jews. Victory to Islam.”

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“Since 1948, 51,000 Jews have emigrated to Israel from Yemen, which has one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.”

the diaspora..

“Almost all of them were brought to Israel as part of Operation Magic Carpet in 1949 and 1950.”

magic carpet!

“Both the capital and Raydah are controlled by the Zaidi Shia Houthi movement, whose slogan is: “God is great. Death to America. Death to Israel. A curse on the Jews. Victory to Islam.”

thats their slogan eh?

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~ by seeker401 on March 29, 2016.

11 Responses to “Yemeni Jews brought to Israel in secret mission”

  1. Wonder what they have got in their cheeks – some sort of chewing tobacco
    or herb

  2. Cheerful bunch.
    Great story.

  3. Do unto others as they have done to you ..

    History of the Jews in Yemen

    … Under the Zaydi rule, the Jews were considered to be impure, and therefore forbidden to touch a Muslim or a Muslim’s food. They were obligated to humble themselves before a Muslim, to walk to the left side, and greet him first. They could not build houses higher than a Muslim’s or ride a camel or horse, and when riding on a mule or a donkey, they had to sit sideways. Upon entering the Muslim quarter a Jew had to take off his foot-gear and walk barefoot. If attacked with stones or fists by Islamic youth, a Jew was not allowed to defend himself. In such situations he had the option of fleeing or seeking intervention by a merciful Muslim passerby.

    http://www.projetaladin.org/holocaust/en/muslims-and-jews/muslims-and-jews-in-history/history-of-the-jews-in-yemen.html

  4. “Who Are the Jews?”

    Diamond argues that Ashkenazic Jews are connected to “their ancient Arab and Egyptian neighbors.” (p. 18). Yet he admits: “Although the Jews have been scattered for only a few thousand years, their faces often reflect their scattered homelands.” (p. 12). Diamond’s explanations are somewhat bizarre. While he is willing to consider Indian Jews, Yemenite Jews, and Ethiopian Jews descendants of converts and mixed marriages (p. 18), he seems to think Ashkenazic Jews are more purely Israelite than other Jewish groups. He suggests that natural selection, rather than intermarriage and conversion, explains how Jews resemble their non-Jewish neighbors (p. 16). In other words, Jews move to Europe, speed up the process of evolution that usually is slower among other human groups, and somehow magically start to look like Russians, Poles, Italians, and Germans, without any genetic contact with them…

    http://fathersmanifesto.net/jewsdna.htm

    • Characteristics come from genes already in the human genome not really from evolving genes . The chances of accidentally evolving anything are beyond imagination.
      So we are all able to go darker within a few generations in the sun etc – the way it happens is that what was formerly called junk DNA is pulled out of the hat and used again – amazingly only around 10% of our DNA is used at any one time . Shem Ham and Japheth would have lots of DNA to adapt to different environments .

      They are now discovering that the pressure to select DNA from the “junk” box comes down through the generations – in other words to take melanin as an example – if a great great grandfather migrated from africa to sweden the current DNA of the children would be selected in accordance with more tanning ability than say if the children were the first to go to Sweden.

      I think the Jews have the different characteristics through marrying gentiles in the countries which they lived mainly – but some will come from Noah’s supposed “junk ” DNA.
      But even with marrying gentiles their descendants can become Jewish through the mother’s Jewish mitochondria which is unique to the Jews

      The Somalian Jews are probably descended from Solomon and the queen of Sheba as are the Ethiopian Jews .

      I went from blond haired with easily burned skin to very dark haired and easily tanned – and now that I read about the junk DNA I can understand
      that .
      So is this theory is correct – if your ancestors came from an area which has a lack of food the children will have smaller frames to lower the calorie requirements – but this can be reversed through the generations if the family move to food abundance .
      We have 10 trillion bacteria to 1 trillion cells and something like 100 trillion
      macrophages all of which react with the DNA .
      We are living compost heaps .

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