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Yemeni rabbi calls for increased political involvement

National Yemen

Yahiya Yousif

BY NY Staff

Yahiya Yousif, the rabbi of Yemen’s Jewish community, has called on President Hadi and the government to involve the nation’s Jewish community and its participation in the political process by giving them a number of seats in Parliament.

“I demand that the government pay attention to the Jewish sector and give them seats in Parliament and on the Shura Council so we may feel we are real citizens,” he stated.

Rabbi Yousif stated that news reports of his two children joining the Children’s Parliament made all Jewish people in the country feel equal to other members of society.