Tag Archives: Sana’a

Yemen in Turmoil After President Injured

Yemini President Saleh Injured On June 3rd the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh was seriously injured in what appears to have been a bombing on the presidential palace. The following day Saleh, aged 69, was evacuated from the capital of Yemen, Sanaa, and transported to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. He apparently suffered critical… Continue Reading

Yemini Opposition Leader Arrested, Demonstrators Tear Gassed

In response to the arrest of woman activist Tawakul Abdel-Salam Karman, hundreds of students, lawmakers and activists took to the streets for the second day of protests in Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen. Yemini police arrested Karman for her role in leading anti-government demonstrations. Karman is a senior member of the opposition Isleh Party… Continue Reading

The Jewish Community of Yemen in Decline

According to the spiritual leader of the once large Jewish community in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Rabbi Yahe Yousif Mousa, there is today only 400 Jews left in Yemen, down from about 50,000. Those 400 remaining Jews are divided into two small enclaves, one in Sana’a, where there are about 100 Jews, and the… Continue Reading