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  • Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Sanaa suicide bombings

    October 10, 2014 | 11:58 am

    Al-Qaeda's wing in Yemen on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Yemen's powerful Shi'ite Houthi group that killed at least 47 people.

    On Thursday, a suicide bomber detonated a belt packed with explosives at a Houthi checkpoint in the center of the capital...

  • 17 Yemeni Jews secretly airlifted to Israel

    August 14, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    Seventeen Yemeni Jews were airlifted to Israel in a covert operation.

    Four of the Jews were flown directly from Yemen to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday, Haaretz reported. The rest were taken clandestinely from Buenos Aires after being smuggled to the Argentinian capital...

  • Americans in Yemen fear kidnappings

    July 25, 2013 | 9:56 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Luke, an American photographer and editor for an English-language local newspaper, lives in one of the tall historic buildings in the city.  With increased kidnappings of Westerners in Yemen, he also lives in fear.

    The number...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • Is Obama George W. — or even Nixon? The secrecy factor

    May 14, 2013 | 10:05 am

    The Obama administration has in recent weeks suffered a 1-2-3 scandal outbreak:

    – The Benghazi tragedy-as-fiasco gained legs when internal emails emerged suggesting a massaged timeline of who knew what, when;

    – The IRS owned up to focusing on conservative groups in delaying...

  • Growing anger over American drones in Yemen

    May 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    "Mrs. Michele Obama: Tell us can your husband sleep after so many innocent people were killed by his drones?" read a banner held by a Yemeni activist at a recent rally to protest increasing American drone strikes in Yemen.

    The rally reflected the growing anti-American feeling...

  • Yemeni security forces on highest alert after Al-Qa’ida targets U.S. ambassador

    January 7, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    Yemeni and US embassy officials went on high alert recently after Al-Qa'ida offered a bounty to kill US ambassador to Sana'a Gerald Feierstein or any American soldier in the country.

    American officials were said to be determined not to allow a repeat of the attack on the US...

  • Al-Qaida places bounty on head of Jewish U.S. envoy to Yemen

    December 31, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Al-Qaida in Yemen has placed a bounty on the head of the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa, Gerald Feierstein.

    In a message posted on terrorist websites, al-Qaida offered three kilograms worth of gold, or about $160,000, to anyone who kills the ambassador, who is Jewish.

    The group also...

  • A year after signing power transfer deal, Yemenis divided over government’s performance

    November 28, 2012 | 9:32 am

    [SANA’A] Last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani visited Yemen to mark the first anniversary of the deal that saw former President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquish power to his longtime...

  • Widespread khat addiction threatens Yemen’s future

    November 14, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Abdulmalik, a 13-year-old boy from Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, started chewing khat leaves at the age of seven. “My father would pass me small handfuls at weddings,” he told The Media Line. “But I didn’t start chewing every day until I turned 12 and started to work. Khat gives me...

  • Yemeni President asserts authority as U.S. partner on American visit

    October 3, 2012 | 10:41 am

    If there were any doubts about the budding alliance between US President Barack Obama and his newly-inaugurated counterpart in Yemen, Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi, the Yemeni president dispelled them in his first official visit to the United States over the weekend.

    In a scheduled talk...

  • Murdered Yemenite Jew buried in Israel

    June 21, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    The body of a Yemenite Jewish leader who was stabbed to death in an anti-Semitic attack was brought to Israel for burial.

    Aaron Joseph Zindani, 46, was stabbed in the neck and stomach in a market in the capital of Sana’a in May.

    His Muslim assailant accused Zindani of casting a...

  • CIA drone kills U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric in Yemen

    October 1, 2011 | 2:46 am

    Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamist militant, was killed in Yemen on Friday in a CIA drone strike described by President Barack Obama as “another significant milestone” in efforts to defeat al Qaeda.

    Awlaki’s killing deprives the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula...

  • Yemen’s President Is ‘Lightly’ Injured In Shelling of Palace

    June 3, 2011 | 9:04 am

    Yemen’s embattled leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was lightly injured Friday in an attack by opposition figures on the presidential palace, his spokesman said.

    The spokesman, Abdel al-Jandi, said that Mr. Saleh was in a mosque located within the palace compound when it was shaken by...

  • Arab unrest alters power balance in as yet unseen ways

    March 1, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    They were the devils they knew.

    Though Israel lives in a dangerous neighborhood, surrounded by countries whose leaders or people wish its destruction, over the years it had adjusted to the status quo, more or less figuring out how to get by while keeping an eye on gradual change.

  • Yemen’s president: Israel planned, funded Arab uprisings

    March 1, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, blamed Israel for planning and funding protests in several Arab states.

    “There is an operations rooms in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world,” Saleh reportedly said Tuesday during a speech at Sanaa University, adding that the...

  • Yemenis protest gov’t, joining Egyptians and Tunisians

    January 27, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Protests in Egypt entered a third day as protesters took to the streets in Yemen to demand a new government.

    At least five people—four demonstrators and one policeman—have been killed and more than 800 arrested in anti-government rallies in Egypt that have called for the resignation...

  • Jewish institutions reassess security following bomb attempt

    November 2, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday’s mail bombing attempt of two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

    On Tuesday, some 200 representatives of Jewish community institutions took part in a conference call with FBI experts...

  • Homeland Security in Chicago to beef up Jewish security

    November 1, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are in Chicago to beef up security at Jewish institutions.

    They arrived Sunday and are working through the Chicago Jewish federation, according to Paul Goldenberg, national director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), a...

  • Yemeni high court upholds death sentence

    July 26, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    Yemen’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Yemeni man who killed a Jewish fellow citizen after demanding that he convert.

    The court on Saturday affirmed the sentence of death by firing squad levied by an appeals court on Abdel Aziz Yahia al-Abdi, 39, for the December...

  • Spying for Israel Death Sentence Upheld in Yemen

    April 7, 2010 | 1:35 am

    An appeals court in Yemen upheld a death sentence for a citizen convicted of spying for Israel. The court on Saturday upheld the conviction of Bassam al-Haidari, who was sentenced to death in March 2009 after being accused of contact with an enemy state for sending an e-mail in 2008...

  • RECIPE: Yemenite Charoset/Charoset Truffles

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 25, 2009 | 7:53 pm

    Yemenite Charoset/Charoset Truffles
    (Click here for the full article)

    1 cup pitted, chopped dates

    1/2 cup chopped dried figs

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    Pinch of coriander

    1 small red chili pepper, seeded and minced,

    or pinch of cayenne

    2 tablespoons matzah meal

    1/3 cup sweet...

  • VIDEO: CNN visits the dwindling Jewish community of Yemen

    August 6, 2008 | 5:24 pm

    CNN’s Paula Newton reports on the few hundred Jews left in Yemen

  • Biblical Davening

    By David Suissa

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It must have been quite a scene, and quite a neighborhood. Boys as young as 3 waking up at 5 a.m. with their fathers and brothers and walking to their shuls for the morning prayers. Hundreds of men -- grandfathers, fathers, teenagers, little boys -- going to meet God when the sun...
  • PASSOVER: Yemenite Flavor at the Seder

    By Nili Goldstein

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For me, Yemenite cooking is the taste of home. My parents were born in Sharab, a region in southwest Yemen. I was born in Tel Aviv, and grew up on my mother and father's traditional cooking. The food in our home was always fresh, simple and richly spiced. On Passover, the fragrance...

  • Villaraigosa a Yemenite?

    By Bobbi Murray

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The energy and enthusiasm of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa got ahead of his staff when, at a Rosh Hashanah dinner with consular officials, he suddenly announced his intention to lead a local delegation to Israel.

    The pledge had raced across newswires for several days and...

  • Honest Reporting

    By Rob Eshman

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "When you look at us, all you see is Osama bin Laden."

    I had to admit, Walid al-Saqaf had a point.

    Al-Saqaf sat on a small stage at the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood with me and journalist Ammara Durani. For the past four months, both had been Alfred Friendly Press Fellows --...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

  • Searching for Hannah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    When Yehiel Gubani read the shocking story in the Los Angeles Times last week, he thought of his mother's fervent wish before she died in December.

    "She kept saying, 'I want you to find your sister,'" says the Yemenite-Israeli émigré, 46, a plumbing contractor who lives in Los...