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The "Magic Carpet" Exodus of Yemenite Jewry: An Israeli Formative Myth

Esther Meir-Glitzenstein
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Published
Brighton : Sussex Academic Press, 2014.
ISBN
9781845196165 (h/b : alk. paper), 1845196163 (h/b : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: history and myth in the narrative on the immigration from Yemen
  • The immigration tragedy and its place in the memoirs and research literature
  • A community during an extended immigration process: The migrations from Yemen until 1948
  • The first Hashed camp: American philanthropy in the shadow of British colonialism
  • Operation "Exodus from Yemen"
  • We failed and disappointed : the airlift that didn't function
  • The last drop of blood was drained in Hashed: the failure at the transit camp
  • Left to their fate at the Yemenite border
  • Investigations and cover-up
  • The formation of the "magic carpet" myth
  • Conclusions: tragedy, myth, and commemoration.
Description
xi, 265 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-249) and index.
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