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Tunisia’s Djerba added to UNSECO World Heritage list

The resort island is home to the Ghriba synagogue, to which thousands of Jews flock every year on Lag Ba'Omer.

Tunisia’s Djerba added to UNSECO World Heritage list

Singer Yossi Barda: A very difficult day, everyone's in mourning

Yossi Barda appeared at the El Ghriba Synagogue shortly before the attack and knew the victims. "It's hard to digest this bad thing."

Singer Yossi Barda: A very difficult day, everyone's in mourning

Hundreds flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Annual pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue in Djerba resumes after two-year hiatus due to COVID.

Hundreds flock to Africa's oldest synagogue for Lag Ba'omer

Annual Tunisia pilgrimage cancelled over coronavirus

Yearly visit to ancient Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba called off due to pandemic.

Annual Tunisia pilgrimage cancelled over coronavirus

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

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.

Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

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.

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

Israel warns against travel to Tunisia ahead of Lag B'Omer

Jihadist threat too high to risk making annual Lag B'Omer trip to ancient Jewish community, Israeli government says.

Israel warns against travel to Tunisia ahead of Lag B'Omer

Low Lag B'Omer Turnout in Tunisia Amid Terror Warning

Tunisia claims all is safe after Israel warns of concrete terror plans to attack Jews visiting ancient synagogue from Temple times.

Low Lag B'Omer Turnout in Tunisia Amid Terror Warning

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.

Tunisia Says Jewish Pilgrims Safe, After Israel Terror Warning

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.

Tight Security for Jewish Pilgrims at Ancient Tunisian Synagogue

Tunisia Debates Allowing Israeli Tourism

Ministers trade barbs over Israel's status in wake of ugly cruise line incident. Will Tunisia finally open its gates to Israelis?

Tunisia Debates Allowing Israeli Tourism

Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins with Tight Security

Pilgrims arrive at Tunisia's Ghriba synagogue amid tight security, with reinforcements deployed around Djerba.

Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins with Tight Security