Tunisia's president-elect: Normalization with Israel is treason

In TV debate before presidential election, two final contenders denounce idea of ties with Israel, say normalization should be illegal.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/13/2019, 11:04 PM

Tunisia's Islamists lead the way in local election

Exit polls in Tunisia’s legislative elections show the Ennahda party with slim lead over party led by detained business tycoon.Elad Benari, 10/7/2019, 4:44 AM

Former Tunisian president dies at 83

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled in the so-called "Arab Spring", dies in Saudi Arabia where he had lived in exile.Elad Benari, 9/20/2019, 4:38 AM

Tunisia bans the niqab Muslim face cover in public

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab face veil in public institutions 'for security reasons.'Uzi Baruch, 7/5/2019, 4:21 PM

ISIS claims twin suicide bombings in Tunisia

Twin suicide bombings targeting security forces strike Tunisia's capital, killing one officer and injuring at least eight people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2019, 6:06 AM

Praising IDF in Tunisia was 'manipulation,' minister says

Tunisian tourism ministry condemns Israeli pilgrims’ praise for their army.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/26/2019, 3:02 PM

Tunisian President calls for 'two-state solution'

Speaking at Arab League summit, Tunisian President says peace can only come with Jerusalem as the capital of the State of "Palestine".Elad Benari, 4/2/2019, 6:43 AM

Tunisia's Jewish minister targeted in anti-Israel protests

Anti-Israel demonstrators protest outside of Tunisian Tourist Ministry, targeting country's Jewish Tourism Minister.Marcy, Oster, 12/9/2018, 9:22 PM

Tunisia: Criticism against appointment of Jewish minister

Opponents call for dismissal of new Tunisian Jewish tourism minister who is considered a supporter of Israel.Elad Benari, 11/19/2018, 5:43 AM

Jewish businessman confirmed as Tunisia's tourism minister

Tunisian parliament approves cabinet reshuffle which includes Jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi as minister of tourism.Ben Ariel, 11/13/2018, 6:37 AM

Jewish businessman to serve as Tunisia's tourism minister

Tunisian Prime Minister shuffles cabinet, names Jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi as country's new tourism minister.Ben Ariel, 11/6/2018, 4:36 AM

Tunisian President hosts PA teen who slapped soldiers

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi hosts Ahed Tamimi, says she symbolizes "Palestinian struggle".Ben Ariel, 10/4/2018, 5:12 AM

Tunisian city to honor local Jews

Tunisian city of Sousse to name four streets for local prominent Jews.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/15/2018, 12:39 AM

Tunisian Jew barred from getting kosher food in prison

Young Jews in Tunisian prison fasting until he is allowed to receive kosher food.JTA, 8/20/2018, 9:03 PM

Report: Arab men barbecue in Jewish cemetery

Photos show Arab men having barbecue in Jewish cemetery in Tunisia.JTA, 7/22/2018, 10:39 PM

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo Federation suspends competitions in Tunisia and UAE after hosts fail to confirm that Israelis would receive equal treatment.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2018, 2:13 AM

Watch: Meeting the Jewish young women who educate in Tunis

Zionist Organization Deputy Chairman meets Jewish teachers in Tunis, talks with them about Zionism, immigration, family, yearning for IsraelHezki Baruch, 6/27/2018, 4:30 PM

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

Hecklers chase, curse, Israelis at World Cup matches in Russia.JTA, 6/23/2018, 11:23 PM

Germany arrests man suspected of building biological weapon

Tunisian man arrested in Germany on suspicion of trying to build biological weapon using deadly poison ricin.Ben Ariel, 6/15/2018, 5:39 AM

Croatia blocks extradition of suspect in Hamas engineer's death

Croatia's top court blocks extradition of a Bosnian man to Tunisia over the alleged murder of Hamas aerospace engineer.Elad Benari, 5/29/2018, 2:06 AM

Hidden camera TV show on Israel sparks furor in Tunisia

TV show in which well-known Tunisians were secretly filmed agreeing to deal with 'Israel' sparks controversy.AFP, 5/22/2018, 6:58 PM

Man attempts to stab police near Tunisian synagogue

45-year-old arrested after trying to stab police on patrol near a synagogue in Tunisian capital, handed over to anti-terror services.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2018, 5:36 AM

'Normalization with Israel is in our interest'

Head of Liberal Tunisian Party opines his country should normalize ties with Israel, says it would help the economy and int'l relations.Ben Ariel, 5/13/2018, 5:36 AM

This rabbi blows a shofar just before Shabbat

Every Friday, Tunisia's chief rabbi stands on his rooftop and blows a shofar, announcing the start of Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 5/10/2018, 6:37 PM

European Rabbis lead interfaith dialogue in Tunisia

Conference of European Rabbis leads interfaith dialogue, emphasizing communication and the war against terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2018, 2:46 PM

Tunisia Grand Mufti: Arutz Sheva reporter said he was Arab

Tunisian Grand Mufti says he was deceived after criticism of interview welcoming Jewish visitors to Tunisia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2018, 4:25 PM

Mufti of Tunisia to Arutz Sheva: 'We are united by our humanity'

Grand Mufti of Tunisia calls for unity between different faiths. 'We must go hand in hand, communicate and get to know each other.'Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 10:59 AM

'A community unlike anywhere else in the world'

Arutz Sheva speaks with President of Conference of European Rabbis about impressions of rabbinical delegation to Tunisia.Hezki Baruch, 5/8/2018, 8:29 AM

Tunisian Islamists claim victory in local elections

Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party claims victory in country’s first free local elections. One of their candidates was a Jewish man.Ben Ariel, 5/7/2018, 3:07 AM

Tunisia bid for Youth Olympics blocked over ban of Israelis

Bid by Tunisia to host 2022 Youth Olympics blocked because the country recently banned Israeli athletes.Elad Benari, 5/4/2018, 6:13 AM

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2018, 4:04 AM

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

Tunisia: Arrests in assassination of Hamas drone expert

2 people of Bosnian nationality charged in 2016 assassination of Hamas drone specialist.AFP, 5/2/2018, 6:52 PM

Tunisian Islamist party endorses Jewish candidate

Meet the Jewish candidate who hopes to win a seat in Tunisia's first municipal elections since the country's dictator lost power.AFP, 4/29/2018, 7:34 AM

Israelis barred from taekwondo world championship in Tunisia

Tunisian courts rule Israelis not allowed to compete in international sporting events to avoid 'normalization.'JTA, 4/8/2018, 10:14 PM

Tunisian lawmaker rips Israeli flag in parliament

Tunisian legislator rips up an Israeli flag in protest against delay in debate on law criminalizing relations with Israel.Elad Benari, 2/14/2018, 6:14 AM

Top aide of African Al-Qaeda leader killed in Tunisia

Tunisian security forces kill top aide of the leader of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.Ben Ariel, 1/21/2018, 2:37 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

200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest

Tunisian police arrest over 200 for violently rioting, stealing, firebombing Jewish buildings, and breaking windows.AFP, 1/10/2018, 2:58 PM

Synagogue attacked in Tunisia

Muslims throw firebombs at Jewish school, syangogue, during protests against Tunisian government.Ido Ben Porat, 1/10/2018, 12:26 PM

Tunisia: Protester dies in clashes with security forces

One person killed in clashes between security forces and protesters during demonstrations against austerity measures near Tunisian capital.Ben Ariel, 1/9/2018, 4:35 AM

Watch: Tunisians claim Holocaust was a 'myth and a lie'

Tunisians protest at opening of Holocaust exhibition at National Library in Tunis, claim Holocaust never happened.Elad Benari, 1/2/2018, 5:12 AM

Tunisia bans Emirates airlines after women refused passage

Tunisia bans Emirates airline after women were prevented from boarding their flights.Chana Roberts, 12/25/2017, 9:19 AM

How many Tunisian Jews were murdered in the Holocaust?

New study reveals number of Tunisian Jews murdered in Holocaust much higher than previously thought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 5:21 PM

Revolution in Tunisia

Tunisian women can now marry non-Muslim men, government rules.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2017, 11:26 PM

Tunisian court bans 'Wonder Woman'

Tunisian court bans film starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot because she defended Operation Protective Edge.Ben Ariel, 8/6/2017, 9:39 AM

'BDS campaign against Jewish comedian is anti-Semitic'

Tunisian human rights group says BDS campaign to prevent Michel Boujenah from performing at Carthage festival over Zionism is anti-Semitic.JTA, 7/2/2017, 3:42 PM

Tunisia bans 'Wonder Woman because of Israeli actress

Tunisian court bans the showing of “Wonder Woman” because Israeli actress Gal Gadot served in the IDF.Elad Benari and JTA, 6/12/2017, 3:37 AM

Labour UK chief attends ceremony honoring Munich terrorists

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls ceremony honoring terrorists involved in abduction, murder of Israeli athletes 'poignant'.David Rosenberg, 5/28/2017, 10:48 PM

North Africa's oldest synagogue to become a world heritage site?

Tunisia seeks UNESCO World Heritage status for Djerba Island, "isle of kohanim" and site of 2,500 years old Ghriba synagogue.AFP, 5/14/2017, 8:30 PM

Lag Baomer in Tunisia: Festive mood and tight security

Despite terror warnings, Jews from Israel and around the world arrive in Tunisia to celebrate the holiday and feel 'at home.'AFP, 5/13/2017, 9:35 PM

Tunisia: DJ sentenced to jail over call to prayer remix

Tunisian court sentences British DJ in absentia to a year in jail for playing dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/8/2017, 1:07 AM

Tunisia charges British DJ over call to prayer remix

British DJ faces charges in Tunisia of "offending public morality" after his set included a remix of the Muslim call to prayer.Ben Ariel, 4/5/2017, 5:14 AM

Former Tunisian president given 10 years for corruption

Tunisian ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife issued prison sentences for corruption.Ben Ariel, 2/10/2017, 4:46 AM

Tunisia blames Israel for Hamas scientist's death

Tunisian President says his government suspects Israel of being behind the assassination of Hamas engineer Mohamed Zaouari.Elad Benari, 1/2/2017, 6:06 AM

Tunisian man identified as key suspect in Berlin terror attack

ID of Tunisian man found in truck used in attack on Berlin market that left 12 dead, dozens injured.David Rosenberg, 12/21/2016, 12:56 PM

Tunisians protest death of Hamas scientist

Hundreds gather in Tunis to protest murder of engineer that Hamas has blamed on Israel.Elad Benari, 12/21/2016, 1:15 AM