A few observations about the slow fade to black of Yemenite Jews:
The Arab Muslim world is only comfortable as a self-contained organism.
The presence of non-Muslims is perceived as an insult, an open sore that must be corrected. Jews are seen as a particularly grievous minority. Thus the oppression of Jews is a religious mandate and creating a Judenrein Ummah—a unified worldwide Muslim Community—is considered a Muslim duty.
Remember, after the Algerian revolution, the 140,000 Jews of Algiers, en masse, were expelled by the Muslim government.
In 1922 there were 80,000 Jews in Egypt. Pogroms, confiscation of bank accounts, property and expulsions from 1942 onward has left the Jewish population at less than one-hundred.
It’s the same story for Jews from Iraq, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Lebanon.
Jews are officially barred from stepping on Saudi Arabian soil. Henry Kissinger was given special permission by the House of Saud to enter the Jew-hating kingdom.
Currently, Morocco is home to the largest Jewish Arab population, about 4,000. But growing hostility will most certainly force these remaining Jewish Arabs to emigrate.
Yemen is now Judenrein.
Naturally, the world community could not care less about the Jew hatred that infests the dysfunctional Arab Muslim world. The playbook is simple: make it politically acceptable to dictate where Jews can and cannot live. That is why it is vital that Judea and Samaria—known as The West Bank—never be ceded. For if Judea and Samaria is rendered Judenrein then Brooklyn, London, Paris and Melbourne will be the next targets.
Here’s the Wall Street Journal story:
In his new suburban American home, Shaker Yakub, a Yemeni Jew, folded a large scarf in half, wrapped it around his head and tucked in his spiraling side curls. “This is how I passed for a Muslim,” said the 59-year-old father of seven, improvising a turban that hid his black skullcap.
The ploy enabled Mr. Yakub and half a dozen members of his family to slip undetected out of their native town of Raida, Yemen, and travel to the capital 50 miles to the south. There, they met U.S. State Department officials conducting a clandestine operation to bring some of Yemen’s last remaining Jews to America to escape rising anti-Semitic violence in his country.
In all, about 60 Yemeni Jews have resettled in the U.S. since July; officials say another 100 could still come. There were an estimated 350 in Yemen before the operation began. Some of the remainder may go to Israel and some will stay behind, most in a government enclave.
The secret evacuation of the Yemeni Jews — considered by historians to be one of the oldest of the Jewish diaspora communities — is a sign of America’s growing concern about this Arabian Peninsula land of 23 million.
The operation followed a year of mounting harassment, and was plotted with Jewish relief groups while Washington was signaling alarm about Yemen. In July, Gen. David Petraeus was dispatched to Yemen to encourage President Ali Abdullah Saleh to be more aggressive against al-Qaeda terrorists in the country. Last month, President Barack Obama wrote in a letter to President Saleh that Yemen’s security is vital to the region and the U.S.
Full story here.