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Swedish Jews reportedly converting to Christianity to avoid antisemitism

Corinne Sjöberg, an Israeli ex-patriot who serves on the city council of Umeå in Sweden has told Ynet that she has met Jews who converted to Christianity to avoid antisemitism. She told the story of a Jewish boy who was forced to pull down his trousers at school in order to prove he was Jewish and was seriously traumatised. Sjöberg says her own daughter was harassed by a teacher, and it took a year until he was removed from his position. Sjöberg wears a Star of David necklace and carries sanitary wipes with her because people spit at her. This week the Jewish community was not invited to Umeå’s Kristallnacht memorial due to “safety” reasons.

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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.