The Most Endangered Jewish Community in the World: Leading Experts Warn of the Dangers the Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Pose to Yemen’s Last Jews

August 25, 2021

During the webinar, ‘Death to America, Curse the Jews’: Who Are Yemen’s Houthis?, hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and the American Sephardi Federation, a panel of distinguished speakers shed light on the little-known yet genocidal Iran-backed terrorist organization, the Houthis. The rebel group, which has waged a brutal and years-long civil war in Yemen, took control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014. Officially called “Ansar Allah,” its slogan is, “Allah is Greater, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.”

Since coming to power, the Houthis have put the fate of the last of Yemen’s once 50,000-strong Jewish community at risk. During Passover this year, the Houthis expelled most of the country’s last remaining Jews, and only a half dozen are estimated to remain. The Houthis have illegally imprisoned and tortured Yemenite Jew Levi Salem Mahrabi for more than four years for the alleged crime of helping other Yemenite Jews flee abroad with the community’s Torah scroll.

During this webinar, experts on the Houthis and the history of Yemen’s Jewish community discuss the atrocities that are committed daily by the extremist rebels, their motivations, allies, and their hatred of the country’s last Jews – the most endangered Jewish community in the world today.

Watch the full webinar below.