Likud lawmaker Ayoub Kara said the Yemeni government has told members of the remaining Jewish community to ‘convert or leave the state.’ The report has been refuted.
NPR and the New York Times highlight two dwindling communities
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
A new book sheds light on the complicated conflicts among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the pre-Islamic Middle East
The Scroll Cooking Series gets underway
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the dangerous failing of the media
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
As the oil-poor Arab states of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen face food and fuel shortages in the aftermath of upheaval there, Israel stands to emerge with an even stronger position in the region
Violent crackdown highlights D.C.’s strange stance on Damascus
Plus Oscar winners to be deported, and more in the news
Are the mass protests toppling regimes across the Middle East closer in spirit to 1979 Iran or 1989 Eastern Europe? Paul Berman, Elliott Abrams, Bruce Riedel, Andrew Tabler, and Brian Katulis consider the region’s future.
Plus Clinton mocks Iran, and more in the news
Plus Friedman and Halevi view it from Israel, and more in the news
Plus Egypt and Israel cooperate to kill terrorist, and more in the news
Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news
Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago
But didn’t know to ask
Plus kosher smartphones, a boastful zoo, and more
Plus crime, progress, and more in the news
Huckabee likes settlements, firefighters squabble, and more in the news