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Yemen Jews and Qat chews

Driven out of their homes in the northern Saada region of Yemen, a small group of Jews lives in a state of animated suspension in the capital's heavily guarded Tourism City, a stone's throw away from the American embassy, which is a frequent target of attacks. They cannot practice their old trades and crafts, mainly as silver smiths and carpenters, and while away their time much the same way as the rest of the country - in a qat induced stupor. Some of their co-religionists from the village of Raida have now been flown to Israel because of violence and threats: out of the frying pan, into the fire...read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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