Israeli Visits To Yemen Frozen [Archives:2000/16/Local News]

April 17 2000

Israel has recently decided not to go ahead in conducting visits to Yemen after the latest of Islah’s leaders’ warnings that the Israeli government described as serious.
Israel’ retraction coincides with the hopes of Yemeni leaders to have a secure and peaceful atmosphere, especially during the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of unification.
Many parties, as well as outstanding social figures have condemned the visit and accused the Yemeni government of beginning the normalization course with Israel. On its part the government stated that people of Yemeni origin have the right to come back home as far as they do not hold Israeli passports.