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The small Jewish communities in Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt have shown little enthusiasm for offers to assist them in making Aliyah to Israel, despite repeated efforts to convince them of the peril of their situation or the improvement in their quality of life should they emigrate.
Jews in Yemen reportedly don't feel like they're in any danger, despite the turmoil raging in their country, and even those who do want to leave prefer to go to the UK or other Western European countries rather than Israel.
Tunisia's 1,500 strong Jewish community has also not been moved by an Absorption Ministry report made available to them which states in part "The regime change in Tunisia as a result of the Jasmine revolution...has brought about the Islamization of the government and rise in anti-Semitism."
The Israeli government has also increased the financial assistance it gives to Tunisian immigrants, but so far there are few takers. "For the last 65 years we have always had some leave," Roger Bismuth, the president of the Tunisian Jewish community, said last week. "Lately, I haven't even heard of people leaving. I'm here with my business, family and children."