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  • Arsonists strike Tunisian synagogue

    February 1, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    The Torah scrolls at a Tunisian synagogue were burned in a fire reportedly set by arsonists.

    The synagogue in the southern Gabes region was set ablaze Monday night. Jewish community leader Perez Trabelsi told the French news agency AFP about the scrolls and criticized police for not...

  • Egyptian protestors call for more rallies

    January 26, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Egyptian activists urged protestors to take to the streets for a second day of anti-government rallies.

    Wednesday’s protests come a day after three activists and one policeman were killed and more than 100 security personnel injured in anti-government rallies across the country.

  • Tunisian Jews flee upheaval for Israel

    January 20, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Twenty Jews from Tunisia have come to Israel amid the political upheaval and violence in the African nation.

    Ten of the Tunisian Jews who came to Israel this week are members of one extended family and have officially made aliyah, according to a Jewish Agency spokesman. Another 10...

  • Tunisia: the first Arab revolution

    By Mona Eltahawy

    January 19, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    Every July 23 for the past 58 years, Egypt, my country of birth, has celebrated its “July revolution” that overthrew King Farouk and ended the monarchy and British occupation once and for all. It was no revolution: It was a coup staged by young army officers.

    And so it has been...

  • Amid crisis and violence, Tunisian Jews safe but guarded

    January 18, 2011 | 6:51 pm

    The violence roiling Tunisia hasn’t put the country’s 1,500 or so Jews in serious jeopardy, but Jewish organizations are increasingly concerned about their fate as massive anti-government protests continue.

    No Jews have been targeted by the protesters, according to Roger...

  • AUDIO: The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, India, China and Iran

    By The Web Guy

    July 12, 2008 | 6:20 am

    Dr. Zvi Feine, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Director for Africa and Asia and Deputy Director of JDC-Israel, speaking at Shabbat eve services at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas. In the October 26, 2007 presentation, he...

  • In Tunisia, Jews enjoy stability, but not democracy

    By Larry Luxner

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    To the east is Libya, a vast desert nation, where not a single Jew remains from the forced exodus that followed Israel's founding in 1948.

    To the west is Algeria, a bloodstained country that once boasted 140,000 Jews and today is home to barely 100.

    Squeezed between these two...

  • Wiesenthal Center honors one of Shoah’s righteous Arabs

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After Hitler conquered France, the French colonies of Algeria and Morocco remained under the control of the collaborationist Vichy regime. While the Jews of these countries suffered under the anti-Semitic Vichy-imposed laws, their lives were not at risk.

    Tunisia was the exception....
  • A Relative Peace for Those in Tunisia

    By Janine Zacharia

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Throughout much of the Arab world and Europe, three and a half years of intensive Israeli-Palestinian violence has deepened anti-Israeli and even anti-Semitic sentiment among populations, recent polls have shown. But in Tunisia, home to one of the last significant Jewish populations...

  • Tunisian Jews Defy Attack

    By Judith Fein

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jews here persevered with their annual Lag B'Omer celebration this week in spite of a recent terrorist attack that rocked their tiny island community. The numbers were down from past celebrations, but still hundreds of tourists came to join the 1,000 Jewish Jerbans for the pilgrimage...

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