Yemenite Jews

Amnon Damti: An Israeli Dancing to the Tune of Silence

TEL AVIV – Amnon Damti was born to be a dancer. But this son of Yemenite Jews who immigrated to Israel by foot was also born deaf. After enduring a difficult childhood in an institution for the deaf, Amnon saw a

Amnon Damti

Yemen’s Last Jews Escape to Israel in Covert Operation

TEL AVIV – The immigration of Yemenite Jewry to Israel ended this week with the country’s last 19 Jews smuggled into the Jewish state over the past few days, the Jewish Agency announced. The organization’s spokesman Avi Mayer said that this

Yemeni Jew, Sliman Ychya Yakov Dahari (L), arrives alongside other Yemeni Jews to an immigration centre in the Israeli city of Beersheba on March 21, 2016 following a secret rescue operation to evacuate a group of 19 Jews from war-torn Yemen to Israel. Israel has spirited 19 Jews out of …