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Wrongful Detention by the Houthis of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi

The United States stands with the Yemeni Jewish community in calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Levi Salem Musa Marhabi.  Mr. Marhabi has been wrongfully detained by the Houthi militia for four years, despite a court ordering his release in September 2019.  His health continues to deteriorate as he languishes in a Sana’a prison, where the threat of contracting COVID-19 is a real possibility.  Mr. Marhabi is one member of an ever-shrinking community of Yemeni Jews, who ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo: Iran-backed Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 We condemn yesterday’s attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis against Saudi Arabia.  These attacks were launched indiscriminately towards Riyadh, and risked the lives of innocent civilians, including Americans.  For years, Saudi Arabia has endured these types of reckless attacks and for the ...
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Quad Statement

Statement on behalf of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States:  The Ambassadors to Yemen from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and the Chargé of the United States met on 30 September to discuss the situation in Yemen, in particular regarding ...
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President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead. – President Donald J. Trump SECURING ANOTHER HISTORIC AGREEMENT: President Donald J. Trump has brokered a deal to establish full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel – the second such agreement between Israel and ...
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