The following report was written by Zaid Al-Mahbashi, and published by the Saba News Agency Research and Information Center on 1 April, 2021. The original English translation can be found on the following link: https://www.saba.ye/en/news3134925.htm
Since ancient times, Yemen has been strongly present in the agenda of Jewish ambitions due to its strategic location and control over the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which is considered as the regional security complex and the link between East and West. The ambitions of the Jews were strengthened after the inauspicious Balfour Declaration in 1917, which granted them an alternative homeland in occupied Palestine after centuries of diaspora and stray. Before the issuance of the promise, Yemen was one of the countries put forth among the Jews to establish their promised state, due to religious heresies claiming the existence of the Sulayman Temple in it.
As the ominous promise was issued, the Zionist agencies began to gather the diaspora of the world’s Jews to Palestine, under the care and protection of Britain and funding from America. Then, the Zionist projects in Yemen, the Red Sea, and its southern gate began to unfold accordingly, reinforced by a long list of the interests of Israel sponsors, who saw in it the agent entrusted with their interests in a region teeming with all the flies of the world.
In November 1947, United Nations Resolution No. 181 was issued on the division of occupied Palestine between the usurping Jews and the owners of the land and rights. The Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen at that time voted against this unjust decision, according to which the bastard entity has become a reality with a one-eyed international legitimacy, which the Arabs must accept and coexist with, and this acceptance requires the creation of pliable and submissive regimes. Indeed, American phobia succeeded in persuading Egypt’s Sadat to normalize relations with the bastard entity and sign a peace treaty, followed by Jordan, and after two decades, the number of people glorifying the normalization increased in public to include the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan, and the rest secretly. The US deal of shame has become a shrine for those fleeing the anger of their people and the normalization is a safe place to preserve Arab rot.
Amid the turmoil of submissiveness and subservience, Yemen remained absent and present in the Zionist dictionary, disturbing their colonial dreams in the region. But there is no point in all of this, as long as Yemen is still tweeting out of the flock. The disaster is magnified with the emergence of the Ansarullah movement in the country afflicted by the curse of geography and history, which in a few years managed to cut the breath of the greedy people in Tel Aviv and Washington, and teach their regional footwear lessons that will remain a socket for those looking for freedom, dignity, pride, sovereignty, leadership, independence and liberation from dependency and arrogance for decades, if not for centuries to come, after decades of submission and subservience.
However, the projects of hegemony are also still working tirelessly in making attempts to drag Yemen into the swamp of normalization. There is no difference between Trump and Biden, as they both follow the same pattern, and if the implementation tools differ, the goal is the same. The deal of the century is irreversible, the normalization projects are irreversible, and the protection of the Zionist entity is among uncompromising sanctities, and Yemen has to choose between normalization to escape the fire of the storm or walking on the dangerous path of the martyr of Karbala.
The curse of geography has placed Yemen in a geographical framework that is important and vital to the interests of the United States, because of the control of the Bab al-Mandab Strait. Therefore, it is not possible to talk about American policy in a region vital to it without referring to the Greater Middle East project, which aims to divide the divided and fragment the fragmented on the rubble of the “Sykes-Picot” agreement of 1917. This project ultimately aims to re-engineer the Arab region in line with Israel’s interest and to involve it within a Middle Eastern system in which it plays a broad role, which is the overarching goal of the century deal and normalization projects.
In four consecutive readings, we will try to identify the inputs and outputs of the “Yemeni – Zionist” relations, starting with “the wind carpet” and passing through Saleh’s blatant courtship and ending with the Hebrew injustice storm” (Al-Hazm storm of Saudi-led coalition), and the outcomes of the American attempts to drag Yemen into the swamp of normalization.
Dreams of Judaization:
One of the major goals of the Zionist project, which has been included in the list of the Hebrew goals bank since the beginning of the nineteenth century is to transform the Red Sea into a Jewish lake, based on their claim that the “Sea of Souf” mentioned in the Book of “Exodus” is the same as the Red Sea, and therefore it is a historical right of the Jews according to the biblical text.
Before the occupation of Palestine, the names of several places close to the Red Sea were put forward to be home to the Jews, including Yemen, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, but the choice fell in the end on occupied Palestine, in parallel with the intensification of Zionist movements to find a foothold in the Horn of Africa and Bab al-Mandab specifically for reasons related to preserving the Zionist presence.
Indeed, in 1920, the Zionist agricultural company “SIA” succeeded in opening investment projects in western Eritrea. We have previously talked about this in a series of readings published by the Research and Information Center months ago. After establishing its presence in occupied Palestine, the presence of the Zionist entity increased in the areas surrounding Bab al-Mandab, and its relations with Ethiopia became stronger, and it succeeded in renting several ports in the Horn of Africa and establishing military bases and intelligence control centers.
The Zionist expansion in the Horn of Africa stems from the Israeli strategy towards that region, which was expressed by the famous Hebrew diplomat, Walter Eitan, in the 1950s when he said: “The security of Israel is from the security and freedom of its gateway on the Red Sea,” pledging to defend this portal regardless of the cost. That is why the Zionist entity was at the forefront of the supporters of the Saudi-Emirati storm of iniquity (Al-Hazm storm) since its first day and employed it to serve the project of Judaizing the Red Sea, and to secure “the gate of tears” in Bab al-Mandab.
The Zionism Trap:
The Jewish presence in Yemen was not a spur-of-the-moment decision. Judaism was one of the main religions that spread and masters in Yemen before Islam. And those Jews who remained after Islam preserved their existence and became part of the tissue and identity of Yemen. They obtained all their rights under the rule of “Zaydi imams”, including protection and patronage by the successive Zaidi states, and the freedom to practice religious rites.
With the beginning of the emergence of the Zionist Agency, many Yemeni Jews were lured in and were encouraged to immigrate to occupied Palestine in return for obtaining promises of benefits, which soon evaporated after they arrived in occupied Palestine.
Many European Jewish organizations have been active in Yemen since the second half of the 19th century under the pretext of improving the situation of Yemeni Jews. The year 1911 witnessed the first Zionist activity in Yemen, represented by the visit of “Shmuel Yevnali,” representative of the Zionist “Small World Organization” and secretary of the “Organization for Land Acquisition” assuming a Palestinian rabbi. He succeeded in persuading several families of Yemeni Jews to immigrate to occupied Palestine.
The migration of Yemeni Jews to occupied Palestine began after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, according to which Britain granted Palestine to the Jews to establish their state on it. The migration of Yemeni Jews was usually secret and in an individual, sporadic, and irregular manner, and some of them came to Palestine before that.
In 1923, Imam Yahya Hamid Al-Din was alerted to the activities of the Jewish agencies, so he issued a law prohibiting Jews from traveling to Palestine. Nevertheless, the emigration continued secretly and intermittently. The Jews of Yemen were the only Arab Jewish group that existed in large numbers in occupied Palestine before 1948, and a large part of them also immigrated to Britain.
The colony of Aden was a base for coordinating the activities of the Zionist organizations. The historical sources talked about Zionist organizations that took many youth Jews from Aden to train them in the Zionist camps in occupied Palestine and then returned them to Aden. This step aimed to Zionize the Jews of Yemen and employ them for the benefit of British colonialism, the legitimate father of the Zionist entity.
In 1947, the Jews of Aden were exposed to a massacre. So the Zionist agency took advantage of that massacre, and succeeded in deporting about 50,000 Yemeni Jews to occupied Palestine, in what was called the ” Wind Carpet” operation or known in Hebrew as the “Miktzi Timan” operation, which in Arabic means “the far reaches of Yemen”. It was the first Israeli security action in Yemen, preparation for which began in 1944 in coordination with the British occupation in Aden.
After that, the Agency continued to transfer the remaining Yemeni Jews, in coordination with the American and Zionist institutions inside occupied Palestine. The American government covered the costs of their resettlement in occupied Palestine and the expenses of their transportation from Yemen. Those operations were usually carried out secretly, intermittently, and irregularly, except the wind carpet operation.
In 1948, the number of Jews was about 55,000 people living in northern Yemen, and 8,000 in the last British colony of Aden.
During the era of the “Ali Abdullah Saleh” regime, the Yemeni historian Mutahhar Al-Eryani mentioned that an Israeli delegation – from the Zionist “Satmar Hasidim” organization – visited Sana’a and Yemeni cities in the 1980s. The delegation was met with great popular discontent, reaching the point where the people uttered harsh words, and even more some of the residents in ‘Qaa Al-Alofi’ in Sana’a, which was known in ancient times as ‘Qaa Al-Yahod’, expelled them from the neighborhood after they asked about some of the names that lived there, and they wanted to know their homes. “
On March 21, 2016, the Zionist entity managed to transfer 19 Jews from Yemen. It was the last batch Israel deported from the Jews of Yemen in secret, and it caused a huge debate about the existence of Tel Aviv’s relations with influential parties inside Yemen loyal to “the Storm Coalition.”
Despite the torrent of temptations that the Jewish Agency offered to the Jews of Yemen, the situation in occupied Palestine was completely different. The condition of the Yemeni immigrant Jews was more miserable and they inflicted a lot of injustice, not to mention that the Zionist agencies kidnapped more than 5,000 of their children and sold them to Ashkenazi and American families. The value of a child from Yemeni Jews at the time was $ 5,000 – and their treatment was less than their Western Jewish counterparts.
In the last two decades, many Zionist research centers, including “Qafi” Center and “Dayan” Center, have been active in documenting properties and monitoring the places of residence of Jews in Arab countries, especially in the Arabian Peninsula and Yemen, collecting historical data and maps, and sending specialists to recover their properties.
It is counted for Imam Yahya, may Allah have mercy on him, that he obliged the Jews to sell their property before leaving Yemen, which makes the scheme to regain their property in the northern and western governorates legally lapsed.
In a press conference on October 5, 2020, the spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, revealed a secret document issued by the Emirati embassy in Sana’a on March 3, 2004, and includes a Zionist plan to resettle and naturalize tens of thousands of Israelis in Yemen with Yemeni nationality, at the request of the delegation of the Jewish Heritage Authority.
The document, carried No. 1/1 / 4-11, was sent by the UAE ambassador to Yemen, Hamad Saeed Al-Zaabi, to the Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In it, Al-Zaabi talked about the visit of a delegation from the Jewish Heritage Authority to Yemen, and his meeting with many Yemeni officials, including “Ali Abdullah Saleh.”
The delegation included: “Yahya Marji” who holds the Zionist nationality, “Ibrahim Yahya Yaqoub” who holds American nationality, and “Suleiman Jarafi”, and its visit came within the framework of the Zionist efforts to normalize relations with Yemen.
Among the most important and dangerous demands that the delegation presented to the “Saleh” regime was the resettlement and naturalization of 45,000 Jews from the Zionist entity and 15,000 American Jews with Yemeni nationality, which has catastrophic effects on Yemeni national security.
The delegation met with Saleh, his deputy interior minister, Mutahir al-Masry, commander of the North-Western Military Region, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, and head of the Passports Authority.
The document confirmed that Mutahhar Al-Masry visited the Zionist entity, in an arrangement with the Jewish Heritage Authority.
The naturalization scheme comes in the context of US efforts to drag Yemen into the normalization quagmire to be controlled by the Zionist entity, as well as booby-trapping Yemeni societal peace and security. It is one of the dirty projects that the UAE has sponsored to play the mediator in promoting and financing it in the service of its masters in Tel Aviv and Washington.
On the reason for the Emirati ambassador’s interest in this event, the Lebanese writer “Beirut Hammoud” believes that the aim is to inform the Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the role that Sana’a is intended to play within the framework of what he called “Yemeni Jewish normalization,” which is part of a larger plan drawn up by the United States for the region.
A report issued by an office of the US Department of State on May 30, 1998, spoke of the reactivation of the Jewish and Christian synagogues, the role that the American forces play in Aden to protect members of the Jewish community in Saada and Sana’a, and the establishment of a US naval base for the Marines forces in ‘Al-Buraiqa’ area in Aden governorate, southern Yemen.
This confirms undoubtedly the collusion of Saleh’s regime with the Americans, and its willingness from an early time to normalize relations with the Zionist entity, but the events rolled around and prevented that.
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3 – Beirut Hammoud, Documents from the time of Ali Abdullah Saleh: This is how the UAE tried to drag Yemen into normalization, Lebanese News, October 7, 2020
4 – Hassan Abdo Hassan, an American-Israeli competition to attract Yemeni Jews, Al-Emarat Al-Youm, June 15, 2009
5- Zaid Al-Mahbashi, Yemen and Eritrea … mined relations, Research and Information Center, June 24, 2020
6 – Ali Hamiyah, Israeli penetration into Yemen, Yemen Monitor website, citing Lebanese News.
7- Mohammed Alloush, Yemeni-Israeli Relations Revealing the Hidden the Critical Time, Quds Net News Agency, October 12, 2020
Written by Zaid Al-Mahbashi
Sana’a – Saba: Research and Information Center
*Translated from Arabic into English by B.A.