Saudi Arabia has hired Israeli military experts to help in their war in Yemen, sources close to the Saudi government allegedly told Iran’s Fars News Agency.
The expulsion of Jews by the Houthis from two villages in Yemen is being criticized by a Lebanese writer who argues they are poor, pose no threat to anyone and that their persecution has nothing to do with resistance to Israeli policies.
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition has ended its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, Saudi state television has said.
The Saudi airstrikes in Aden, a government stronghold in Yemen, seem to be working. Reportedly, Houthis rebels have abandoned the presidential palace. But they’ve not been rooted completely from the city. Concentrating their efforts, instead, in a central district nearby. There are reports, as well, that the rebels are burning buildings as they make their way through the city.
There are fewer than 100 Jews left in Yemen. They’re not trapped. No. They like it there. And have refused offers from the Israel government and the Jewish Agency to get them out. But now, they are trapped in the middle of a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. They recognize the increased danger. They say their travel has been limited by circumstances. But still; they don’t want to go.
— Renaud Sarda (@scotfella) March 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia says it is defending the legitimate government of Yemen. And is conducting airstrikes against rebel positions near that nation’s capital. The Saudi ambassador to the United States says this military action will be limited in scope. But it raises the specter of possible Saudi involvement should there be a military strike against Iran to prevent it from completing its nuclear weapons program.
— msnbc (@msnbc) March 26, 2015