By Reuben Ahroni
The tale of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is designated from that in their brethren who emigrated to Israel in the course of Operation Magic Carpet (1949-51). ahead of and through Operation Magic Carpet, Yemeni Jews got here on their lonesome in overwhelming numbers, a lot of them strolling, undeterred by means of the customers of the pains and tribulations which they knew could anticipate them during their travels. against this, the Yemeni Jewish remnants displayed a robust hesitation, if now not reluctance, to depart Yemen. therefore, considering Operation Magic Carpet and until eventually 1962 - the 12 months of the coup d'état taking out the autocratic Imamic regime in Yemen and the remaining of the Yemeni gates for Jewish emigration - just some 400 Yemeni Jews heeded the decision to to migrate to Israel. it truly is as a result that the ebook is subtitled Carpet with out Magic. A 'red carpet' was once certainly unfold prior to the Yemeni Jewish remnants, however the 'magic' was once now not there.
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Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without Magic (SOAS Centre for Near & Middle Eastern Studies) by Reuben Ahroni