The Jews of Kasuku, Kenya

March 12 2015

In a remote area of Kenya, a small community of Jews has recently established contact with other East African Jews. Although their origins are uncertain, they seem to have come to Judaism through Christianity in the 1990s, and were formally converted under the auspices of the American Conservative movement in 2006. Melanie Lidman writes:

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More about: Africa, African Jewry, Conservative Judaism, Conversion, Jewish World

 

The War in Yemen Will End When the Houthis Are Defeated

Oct. 22 2021

The Biden administration took office with promises to “end” the civil war in Yemen and ease the humanitarian crisis there. And so it has reduced U.S. assistance to the Saudi-led Arab coalition that has been supporting the country’s pre-2015 government against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and pressured Riyadh to scale down its military efforts. By doing so, Washington hopes it will encourage the two sides to negotiate a compromise, rather than simply encourage the Houthis to keep fighting until they conquer the whole country. Oved Lobel argues that this entire line of thinking is based on a fundamental misapprehension of the situation:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Iran, Joseph Biden, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy, Yemen