In Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Ari Ariel analyzes the impact of local, regional and international events on ethnic and religious relations in Yemen and Yemeni Jewish migration patterns. Previous research has dealt with single episodes of Yemenite migration during limited spans of time. Ariel, instead, provides a broad sweep of the migratory flows over the 70 year time span during which most of Yemen’s Jews moved to Palestine and then Israel. He successfully avoids the polemic nature of much of the literature on Middle Eastern Jewry by focusing on the social, economic and political transformations that provoked and then sustained this migration.
Ari Ariel, Ph.D. (2009), Columbia University, has taught at Fordham University and New York University and is currently a Lecturer in Middle Eastern history at Bryn Mawr College. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles.
Chapter One: Theoretical Considerations and Historical Context
Chapter Two: Jewish Migration from Yemen to the Ottoman Sanjak of Jerusalem, Palestine, and Israel
Chapter Three: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the Zionist Movement in Yemen: The Missions of Yom Tov Semah and Shmuel Yavnieli
Chapter Four: The Forced Conversion of Jewish Orphans in Yemen under Imam Yahya
Chapter Five: Regime Change, Anti-Jeiwsh Violence, and Emigration in Libya and Yemen
All interested in the Jewish history and/or the histories of Yemen, Palestine, Israel, and the Middle East, and anyone interested in migration, ethnicity, nationalism and Muslim-Jewish relations.