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  • Israel warns of Tunisia terror attack as Lag b’Omer ceremony nears

    May 4, 2015 | 11:51 am

    Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning for Tunisia in advance of a traditional Lag b’Omer procession.

    The warning issued Saturday night called on Israelis to avoid visiting Tunisia and to leave the country as soon as possible. It said that recent information...

  • For Tunisia’s Jews, hope and fears post-revolt

    May 4, 2012 | 10:03 am

    In the Jewish quarters on the Tunisian island of Djerba, only menoras or Hebrew letters painted in blue against the whitewashed walls distinguish a Jewish home from the Muslim family living next door.

    Mainly Muslim Tunisia is home to one of North Africa’s largest Jewish communities....