Israel is working to bring the remnants of the Jewish community in Yemen to Israel, the Iranian news agency Fars reported on Sunday.
The Fars report quoted Palestinian weekly Arabic-language newspaper Al-Manar as saying that a group of Yemeni Jews had already been flown to Tel Aviv via Doha on a Qatari flight. The report also indicated that Israel is working to bring more Yemeni Jews to Israel in the near future.
According to the Fars report, a number of Israeli government offices, Knesset members and public institutions are involved in the effort. Reports also say that Israel's ultra-Orthodox Shas party is involved.
Israeli officials were quoted in Al-Manar as saying that a family of six had arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport last week.
Yemen's Jewish population exceeded 60,000 before the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Though a steady stream of Yemeni Jews, about 10% of the community, moved to mandate-era Palestine, about 50,000 more Yemeni Jews immigrated to Israel just after founding of the state.