Monday, March 18, 2013

Jews excluded from Yemen 'dialogue conference'

Rabbi Yahya Youssef

A Yemeni news medium is reporting that Jews have been left out of Yemen's 'national dialogue conference', despite promises made to the Rabbi of the Jewish community, Yahya Youssef.  Here is a rough translation: (with thanks: Ahuva)

Rabbi Yahya Youssef told "Barakish Net" that he was surprised that the names of members of the Jewish community provided to  President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to represent them in the dialogue conference had been left out.
 
 Rabbi Yahya Youssef said that this exclusion will give a negative view of the Yemeni government in dealing with minorities, and is incompatible with the objective of dialogue to achieve equal citizenship without discrimination.


Civil society organizations have been keen to involve Jews in dialogue. As Yemeni citizens they have  their rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution and the law.


Read article in full (Arabic) 

Jewish community excluded from Yemen 'national dialogue' conference (The Media Line)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I did not know there were any Jews left in Yemen after the air-lifting operation!
thanks for letting us know
sultana