Yemenite Jewish children at a transit camp in Aden await transferred to Israel, December 1949. David Eldan/GPO

Israel’s Missing Yemenite Children: A Tale of Neglect and Disdain

Released documents on a decades-long controversy betray the contempt shown by Jews with European roots. But sometimes even Yemenite parents didn't want anything to do with their children.

Yosef Avraham made aliyah from Yemen on September 16, 1949, with his wife Ketzia, their daughter Mazal and their son Tov, who was just a week old. From Lod Airport they were sent to the Pardesiya camp for new...

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