Sunday, August 22, 2010

Visiting Israel and Yemen

A reader who shall remain anonymous sent me this (I cite with her permission):  "My boss's husband (an American) succeeded in easily getting a Yemeni visa on his passport that has multiple Israeli stamps. He was of course doubtful that he will get the visa and was prepared to get a new passport but the Yemeni embassy in the US said its ok. My boss commented "It's very new that they are going easy on Israeli stamps in this country" (given that she has lived here for 25 years)  Also, like other Arab countries, Yemen is now requesting that Palestinians apply for a visa at least 1 month before entering the country (ind u, 2 months ago, Palestinians needed NO VISA to come to Yemen). So, as an international organization, we have failed to bring our Palestinian colleagues to Yemen to attend meetings."