Last known member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country

Last known member of Afghanistan’s Jewish community leaves country


The last Jewish resident of Afghanistan, who lived in a dilapidated synagogue in Kabul, has reportedly left the country along with 29 of his neighbors, nearly all of them women and children.

Zebulon Simentov, 62, who lived through the Taliban’s previous rule from 1996 to 2001, had been set to flee the war-torn country late last month as a rescue mission organized by Moti Kahana, an American-Israeli businessman, was underway during the chaos in the capital.

But the lone Semite suddenly demanded $50,000 as a condition of departure and thwarted the plan, Kahana previously told The Post.

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On Wednesday, Kahana told The Associated Press that Simentov and the other Afghans were taken to a “neighboring country.”

Kahana, who runs a private security group, said Simentov was not worried about the Taliban — but he warned the Jewish man that he was at risk of being kidnapped or killed by the terror group ISIS-K.

He said Simentov’s neighbors

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