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News and updates about Tunisia

Old synagogue in city of Sfax set on fire

Unknown individuals set fire to synagogue Tunisia's second largest city. Fire limited to courtyard, no one injured

Old synagogue in city of Sfax set on fire

He called Jewish nation 'enemy' and was expelled

It was decided in Paris to deport Mahjoub Mahjoubi from France after he called the flag of the republic 'satanic' and the Jewish people 'enemy.'

He called Jewish nation 'enemy' and was expelled

Synagogue, rabbi's tomb, sustain damage in anti-Israel riot

Historic synagogue in Tunisia heavily damaged in rioting tied to Israel-Gaza war.

Synagogue, rabbi's tomb, sustain damage in anti-Israel riot

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

'Normalization does not exist when it comes to Israel'

Tunisian President Kais Saied meets foreign ambassadors, stresses importance of Jerusalem as capital of "Palestine".

'Normalization does not exist when it comes to Israel'

Tunisian singer's show cancelled over Israel 'normalization'

Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi says upcoming show was cancelled after she performed in eastern Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Tunisian singer's show cancelled over Israel 'normalization'

Tunisian President meets country's Chief Rabbi

Tunisian President Kais Saied pledges to guarantee the safety of Jewish citizens and their synagogues after attack on Djerba synagogue.

Tunisian President meets country's Chief Rabbi

'Attack near Djerba synagogue wasn't antisemitic'

Tunisian Prime Minister says those who called last week's attack antisemitic are "forgers of history bent on distorting history."

'Attack near Djerba synagogue wasn't antisemitic'

'He went to Tunisia to find a wife, he came back in a casket'

Aviel Hadad was murdered when a terrorist opened fire last Tuesday outside a synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia

'He went to Tunisia to find a wife, he came back in a casket'

Tunisian President: The country remains safe

Tunisian President Kais Saied seeks to assure that Tunisia will remain safe after deadly shooting attack at a synagogue in Djerba.

Tunisian President: The country remains safe

'The police shielded Jews with their bodies'

Two Jews, identified as cousins, killed along with security guard at Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Djerba synagogue.

'The police shielded Jews with their bodies'

Cousins Ben and Aviel Hadad killed in Tunisia synagogue attack

Israeli national living in Tunisia and French national identified as the two Jews murdered in terror attack outside Djerba synagogue.

Cousins Ben and Aviel Hadad killed in Tunisia synagogue attack

2 Jews murdered in attack on Tunisian synagogue

Hundreds of Jews celebrating Lag Ba'Omer in Djerba synagogue lock themselves in compound after gunshots heard.

2 Jews murdered in attack on Tunisian synagogue

Video of Herzog and Tunisian PM angers Arab users on Twitter

Twitter users denounce "normalization with occupation" after video shows Herzog and Tunisian PM talking at climate conference in Egypt.

Video of Herzog and Tunisian PM angers Arab users on Twitter

Tunisian Chief Rabbi calls for full investigation into murder

Tunisian Chief Rabbi Haim Bitan reacts to murder of Jewish man from Djerba in France by Muslim neighbor.

Tunisian Chief Rabbi calls for full investigation into murder

Two officers stabbed outside Grand Synagogue

Suspect was imprisoned in 2021 over terror case but has since been released, report says.

Two officers stabbed outside Grand Synagogue

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

Tunisia removes Gal Gadot's latest movie

Tunisia withdraws “Death on the Nile” due to the role of Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Tunisia removes Gal Gadot's latest movie

Israeli Minister: Other countries may join Abraham Accords

Minister of Regional Cooperation Esawi Frej says in interview that Qatar, Tunisia, Oman and Malaysia may join the Abraham Accords.

Israeli Minister: Other countries may join Abraham Accords

Tunisia suffers as Muslim Brotherhood fails at governing

The Muslim Brotherhood fails dismally at running a country, destroying Tunisia as the Hezbollah did in Lebanon. What lies ahead? Op-ed.

Tunisia suffers as Muslim Brotherhood fails at governing

Crisis in Tunisia: The Brotherhood’s trail of failures

People attacked and burned part of the headquarters of the Brotherhood movement, which holds the parliamentary majority. Op-ed.

Crisis in Tunisia: The Brotherhood’s trail of failures

Arab Spring 2: DC politicians rush to save Islamists in Tunisia

Calls by Omar, Tlaib, Murphy, and Graham should be met with the contempt that they deserve. Ghannouchi is a monster, not a moderate.Op-ed.

Arab Spring 2: DC politicians rush to save Islamists in Tunisia

Tunisian parliament speaker hospitalized

Tunisia's parliament speaker admitted to hospital for undisclosed reasons but released several hours later.

Tunisian parliament speaker hospitalized

Tunisian President fires defense minister

The move comes a day after the Tunisian President ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament in what was described as a "coup".

Tunisian President fires defense minister

Tunisia's President dismisses government, freezes parliament

Parliament Speaker accuses President of launching a coup.

Tunisia's President dismisses government, freezes parliament

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer in Djerba

Jewish community in Tunisia celebrates Lag Ba'Omer with a special prayer in the Djerba synagogue.

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer in Djerba

Did Tunisia’s president really make anti-Semitic rhetoric?

Saied's office claims he “did not name any religion, no sane person would have justifiably conceived otherwise."

Did Tunisia’s president really make anti-Semitic rhetoric?

President of Tunisia apologizes to Jewish community

President had seemingly blamed “thieving Jews” for Tunisia's woes.

President of Tunisia apologizes to Jewish community

Tunisian president blames country's problems on 'thieving Jews'

As deteriorating economic situation sparks renewed social protests, Tunisia's president says 'thieving Jews' are to blame for crisis.

Tunisian president blames country's problems on 'thieving Jews'

Tunisia reiterates: We won't establish ties with Israel

Tunisia says its position regarding ties with Israel will not be affected by any international changes.

Tunisia reiterates: We won't establish ties with Israel

Tunisia works to preserve its Jewish heritage

With most of its synagogues vandalized and Jewish cultural artifacts looted, Tunisia struggles to protect remnants of its Jewish heritage.

Tunisia works to preserve its Jewish heritage

Tunisian PM: No plans to normalize ties with Israel

Tunisia's PM says his country has no plans to follow in the footsteps of Morocco.

Tunisian PM: No plans to normalize ties with Israel

Tunisian National Guard officer killed in 'terror attack'

Islamic operatives stab 2 policemen in the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse, killing 1 of them, and police in response killed the 3.

Tunisian National Guard officer killed in 'terror attack'

'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

President Saied: No country, including US, has dared to ask him permission to build military bases on Tunisian soil.

'Turkey’s intervention in Libya has legal standing'

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracy

Tunis University professor: Arabs rely on 'fables and myths' as sources of history without actually studying history.

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracy

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

Tunisia's Chief Rabbi enters isolation

Synagogues and schools in Djerba closed after one of the members of the community contracts coronavirus.

Tunisia's Chief Rabbi enters isolation

Watch: Purim in the Jewish community of Djerba

A thousand residents of the Jewish community in Djerba celebrated the holiday of Purim with special costumes and food.

Watch: Purim in the Jewish community of Djerba

Suicide attack near US embassy in Tunis kills one

Suicide attackers strike outside US embassy in Tunisian capital, killing police officer and wounding six other people.

Suicide attack near US embassy in Tunis kills one

Tunisian President: US plan is the 'injustice of the century'

Tunisian President criticizes US peace plan: Palestine is not an orchard to be a subject of a deal.

Tunisian President: US plan is the 'injustice of the century'

New Tunisia president sworn in after surprise win

Tunisia's Kais Saied, nicknamed 'Robocop', sworn in after winning October 13th runoff vote.

New Tunisia president sworn in after surprise win

What next for Tunisia's new president?

Kais Saied, Tunisia's president-elect, has called possibility of establishing ties with Israel 'high treason'.

What next for Tunisia's new president?

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.

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

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.

Tunisia's Islamists lead the way in local election

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.

Former Tunisian president dies at 83

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.'

Tunisia bans the niqab Muslim face cover in public

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.

ISIS claims twin suicide bombings in Tunisia

Praising IDF in Tunisia was 'manipulation,' minister says

Tunisian tourism ministry condemns Israeli pilgrims’ praise for their army.

Praising IDF in Tunisia was 'manipulation,' minister says

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".

Tunisian President calls for 'two-state solution'

Tunisia's Jewish minister targeted in anti-Israel protests

Anti-Israel demonstrators protest outside of Tunisian Tourist Ministry, targeting country's Jewish Tourism Minister.

Tunisia's Jewish minister targeted in anti-Israel protests

Tunisia: Criticism against appointment of Jewish minister

Opponents call for dismissal of new Tunisian Jewish tourism minister who is considered a supporter of Israel.

Tunisia: Criticism against appointment of Jewish minister

Jewish businessman confirmed as Tunisia's tourism minister

Tunisian parliament approves cabinet reshuffle which includes Jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi as minister of tourism.

Jewish businessman confirmed as Tunisia's tourism minister

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.

Jewish businessman to serve as Tunisia's tourism minister

Tunisian President hosts PA teen who slapped soldiers

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi hosts Ahed Tamimi, says she symbolizes "Palestinian struggle".

Tunisian President hosts PA teen who slapped soldiers

Tunisian city to honor local Jews

Tunisian city of Sousse to name four streets for local prominent Jews.

Tunisian city to honor local Jews

Tunisian Jew barred from getting kosher food in prison

Young Jews in Tunisian prison fasting until he is allowed to receive kosher food.

Tunisian Jew barred from getting kosher food in prison

Report: Arab men barbecue in Jewish cemetery

Photos show Arab men having barbecue in Jewish cemetery in Tunisia.

Report: Arab men barbecue in Jewish cemetery

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.

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

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 Israel

Watch: Meeting the Jewish young women who educate in Tunis

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

Hecklers chase, curse, Israelis at World Cup matches in Russia.

Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow