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Yemen tells its remaining Jews to convert to Islam or flee

According to Israeli MK Ayoub Kara, the last remaining hundred or so Jews in Yemen have been ordered to convert to Islam or flee the country. Houthi rebels captured the capital last year and overthrew the government. The Houthi flag is made up of the words: “God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Zionists, Victory to Islam”. Israel is reportedly looking at ways to evacuate the remaining Jews in the country, having previously evacuated 49,000 Jews — almost all of the Jews in Yemen — in Operation Magic Carpet in 1949 and 1950.