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May 6, 2017

‘$5,000 a Head’: Yemenite Babies Who Disappeared in 1950s Israel Were Sold to U.S. Jews

Filed under: Uncategorized — mothman777 @ 10:31 pm

The Ugly Truth

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HAARETZ – In 1994, a few dozen armed Yemenite Jews barricaded themselves in a home in the central Israel city of Yehud. They would not leave, they warned, until an official investigation was launched into allegations that Yemenite children had been systematically abducted and handed over to Ashkenazi families – sometimes in exchange for money – in the early years of the state. Their leader was a radical rabbi named Uzi Meshulam, who threatened bloodshed. The standoff lasted seven weeks, and Meshulam ended up serving nearly six years in prison.

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