Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Thousands of pilgrims celebrate Lag Ba'Omer at the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 4:15 AM

5 arrested following firebomb attack on Tunisian synagogue

Five men ranging in age from 19 to 21 arrested days after synagogue on island of Djerba firebombed.JTA, 1/15/2018, 6:31 PM

Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Counterterrorism Bureau sharpens current travel warning for Tunisia following terrorist motivation increase to attack Jews.Mordechai Sones, 5/3/2017, 11:34 AM

Jihadist threats dampen Lag BaOmer spirit in Tunisia

Security tightened ahead of annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage in Tunisia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 4:05 PM

Tunisia Says Jewish Pilgrims Safe, After Israel Terror Warning

Tunisian Interior Minister rejects Israeli Prime Minister's Office warning of 'concrete threats' of terror attack against ancient synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2015, 5:29 PM

Report: Muslims Attempt to Kidnap Jewish Child in Djerba

Three men attempted to kidnap the 12-year-old boy on the eve of the holiday of Sukkot.Moshe Cohen, 10/12/2014, 4:43 PM

Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

Gabriel Ozen, 38, saved by local shop owners. But the terrorist is freed after just one hour - and threats of a Muslim riot.Haim Lev, 5/25/2014, 1:22 PM

Tight Security for Jewish Pilgrims at Ancient Tunisian Synagogue

Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to visit Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba, amid controversy over Israeli visas.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2014, 4:15 PM

Tunisia's Parliament Protests Recognition of Israeli Passport

Tunisia's parliament to question tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country.Elad Benari, 4/24/2014, 4:15 AM

Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

Possible anti-Semitic attack occurred on the eve of Pesach, and just one month before annual Jewish El-Ghriba pilgrimage.Ari Soffer, 4/16/2014, 6:00 PM

Tunisian Activists Blast Government 'Harassment' of Jews

Ancient Jewish community of Djerba is "fed up with being used by politicians" to showcase "coexistence," whilst facing attacks.Ari Soffer, 10/2/2013, 10:10 PM

Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins with Tight Security

Pilgrims arrive at Tunisia's Ghriba synagogue amid tight security, with reinforcements deployed around Djerba.Arutz Sheva North America, 4/26/2013, 11:00 PM

Tunisian Jews Hope for High Attendance at Annual Pilgrimage

Organizers of a pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue in Djerba are hoping for a revival this year after a slump in attendance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2013, 5:12 AM

Tunisia: 5 Arrested in Plot to Kidnap Jew

Four Libyans, Tunisian policeman suspected of plotting to kidnap a young Jew and hold him for ransom.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2012, 7:42 PM

Israel Reiterates Travel Alert to Tunisia

Israel's National Counter-Terrorism Bureau has reiterated its travel advisory regarding Tunisia for the Lag B'Omer holiday.Chana Ya'ar, 5/3/2012, 7:27 PM

Tunisia's Tourism Minister: Protect Annual Jewish Piligrimage

Tunisia's tourism minister: the annual Jewish pilgrimage to Djerba should be maintained.Elad Benari, 4/18/2012, 10:11 AM

Israelis Receive Travel Warning Ahead of Spring Holidays

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues travel warning to Israelis for the spring holidays. Sinai, Turkey, Tunisia, Nigeria especially dangerous.Elad Benari, 3/22/2012, 3:45 AM

Tunisia Extends State of Emergency

The nation that gave birth to the Jasmine Revolution and the Arab Spring has just extended its state of emergency for the rest of the year.Chana Ya'ar, 11/30/2011, 10:15 AM

First Time in Centuries: A Quiet Lag B'Omer in Djerba

Lag B'Omer celebrations were quiet for the first time this year in Djerba, where security precautions took precedence over simcha (joy).Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 3:46 PM

21 Israelis Rescued, Tunisia's Jews Safe in Djerba

It wasn't Entebbe, but 21 Israeli tourists in Tunisia were grateful when a complex rescue operation brought them home to Ben Gurion Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2011, 10:39 AM