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
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.