The Times of Israel: “I say to Israel, don’t rely on the United States,” Simantov said. “The United States and the international community brought bloodshed to Afghanistan. They didn’t bring peace and left the citizens in this situation.” Click here to read more (external link).
New York Post: Zebulon Simantov, the famed last Jew of Afghanistan, is getting ready to hit the Big Apple. “I like everything in New York. Everything is exciting,” Simantov, 62, told The Post in his first interview since fleeing Afghanistan two weeks ago. “I would like to be a US citizen.” Click here to read
New York Post: In his first official act after leaving Afghanistan, the country’s last Jew, Zebulon Simantov, will be divorcing his wife — who has been living in Israel without him for some two decades, his handlers say. Click here to read more (external link).
Times of Israel: Following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last month, the country’s last remaining Jew, 62-year-old Zebulon Simantov, has fled the country, according to Tuesday reports. With the United States’ complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of August leaving the country in the hands of the extremist group, Simantov crossed the border to
By Rahim Gul Sarwan, Roshan Noorzai VOA News / June 3, 2021 The withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan has made many Afghans fearful of the Taliban’s return to power, prompting the country’s last remaining Jew to make plans to leave as soon as possible. “God willing, I cannot say seven to eight months, but
Radio Free Afghanistan Abubakar Siddique March 29, 2021 KABUL, — Zablon Simintov is Afghanistan’s only Jew. The 61-year-old has borne separation from his family and life during civil wars and Taliban oppression to stay in his homeland, Afghanistan. But Simintov is now planning to leave Afghanistan as the withdrawal of Western forces looms amid ongoing
Shapoor Saber Nilly Kohzad Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 13, 2020 HERAT, — Afghanistan’s western province of Herat was once home to a thriving Jewish community that has now all but vanished from the region. Its monuments and properties have either fallen into disrepair or disappeared completely, and murky rules of tenure and stewardship of
Al Jazeera: The narrow road that leads to the Yu Aw synagogue in the ancient city of Herat in western Afghanistan is lined with traditional mud homes that, despite their rough exterior, are fine examples of centuries-old architectural dexterity. Ghulam Sakhi, the caretaker of some of the heritage sites, leads the way, taking short quick
Al Jazeera: The war in Afghanistan is forcing people from religious minorities to leave the country. But not everyone can afford to escape persecution and seek a new life abroad. The Afghan government has said that protecting minorities and religious freedoms are part of its duties defined by the Constitution of Afghanistan. However, with the government occupied fighting
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s only Jewish national said he was once part of a thriving Jewish community. Zablon Simintov is the last Afghan Jew still living in the country and said he is extremely concerned about the future of Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).