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October 11, 1985 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-10-11

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18 Friday, October 11, 1985





Yemenites Photographed
In Sentimental Account

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A street scene in Rosh Ha'Ayin, the largest Yemenite community in

Dion Mansour Ozeri is the son
of a Yemenite Israeli who has
become an expert photographer.
A graduate of the Fashion Insti-
tute of Technology and Pratt In-
stitute of Design in New York,
where he now resides with his
wife and two children, he is also
the recorder of Yemenite experi-
ences in Israel. In his enchant-
ing account, photographically
depicting his background and
the life of fellow Yemenites,

Yemenite Jews: a Photographic
Essay (Schocken Books), he tells

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about his own family and its
part in the Magic Carpet set-
tlement in Israel in 1949.
One of the most dramatic
episodes in Jewish history is de-
picted in Ozeri's very impressive
and beautifully illustrated vol-
ume. His photographs in them-
selves are important enough to
form a part of the Israeli rescue
tasks. The story by the Yeme-
nite blacksmith's son is a chap-
ter in the history of Israel's re-
demption and resettlement of
the oppressed.
Related in Yemenite Jews is
the story of the persecutions, of
a dream revived that drew the
Yemenites to the Holy Land, the
excitement that was created

when the redemption of Israel
became known in the period of
the rebirth of the Jewish state.
The national spirit was aroused.
They became aware that their
years of agony were coming to
an end.
It was the miracle of their life
that led them to the Operation
Magic Carpet, so much so that,
as the author of this pictorial
volume states, "The' Imam of
Yemen, possibly interpreting Is-
rael's military victories in 1948
as a sign from God, gave the
Jews permission to emigrate."
That's when the migration
began from Aden for nearly all
the Yemenite Jews, as part of a
modern Magic Carpet. They sac-
rificed their belongings in
Yemen. It was their "return to
Zion." The road was dangerous,
some dying along the way, yet
the nearly 50,000 were airlifted
and a prophecy was fulfilled.
The dramatic story is fascinat-
ingly recounted in Ozeri's pref-
ace, in which he reviews the
Yemenite Jews' history.
"In Yemen, the Jews followed
news of the creation of the State
of Israel with great excitement.
Their nationalist feelings grew,
along with the belief that the


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