Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yemeni Jews call for equal rights

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 19, 2012- Yemeni Jews called for a political participation in the two houses of Yemeni parliament and equal rights, Jewish head in Yemen said.
Yemen post reported that Jews called President Abdu Raboo Mansour Hadi and the National Unity Government to allocate special seats for the Jews in the House of Representatives as well as in the Shura Council in order to feel the real citizenship and that we are not discriminated against.
"This is our constitutional right, when I saw my two sons, Shama and Saeed, join the Children Parliament I felt glad as did all Jewish minority here in Yemen when they knew that two Jewish kids were part of the Children Parliament,'' the Jewish head in Yemen, Yahya Yousof Mosa, said In an interview with the CNN Arabic site.
"My sons were glad because they felt that we are equal in rights and duties," Mosa added.
According to the CNN Mosa pointed out that the Yemeni Jews have been being offered a lot temptations to leave Yemen for Israel or America but they refused because they are Yemenis and from Yemeni ancestors.

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