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  • Tunisia Synagogue Fire Probed

    The French daily “Le Matin Dimanche” quotes today an unidentified Jewish woman who says she saw three men enter the Djerba synagogue just before a fire broke out last May 9. The 24-year-old woman says she saw the three men approach the synagogue at 10:30 p.m. and “forced their way in.” A few minutes later,… More ▸

  • Tunisia Criticizes Sadat’s Moves

    Tunisia criticized today Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s “unilateral decisions” which “endanger the interests of the Arab people and the legitimate interests of the Palestinian people.” The Tunisian comment, the first voiced by the moderate North African country, was voiced by its Foreign Minister, Habib Chatty, at a meeting in Tunis. Chatty, who said he was… More ▸

  • Sportsmanship over Politics in Israeli-tunisian Match

    For the first time, a match was held between an Israeli team and that of an Arab country, according to a spokesman for the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He said that at an inter-university handball tournament held last month in West Germany, a team from Ben Gurion University competed against a Tunisian group… More ▸

  • Eec-arab Dialogue Begins in Tunis

    Richard Faber, Assistant Undersecretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will lead the European team at the European Economic Community (EEC)-Arab dialogue committee meeting which opens tomorrow in Tunis. As reported last week, the EEC will not welcome Arab calls that it should speak out on the need for convening the Geneva conference and for… More ▸

  • 17 Jews Arrested in Tunisia

    The Tunisian daily “Al Alam” reported today that several French and Tunisian Jews have been arrested and charged with illegal dealings in foreign currencies. The paper, official publication of the governmental “Neo Destur” Party said that altogether 10 people have been arrested, “most of whom are Jews.” The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned from Tunisian Jews… More ▸

  • Tunisian Jews Worried About Merger

    The announcement of the Libya-Tunisia merger into the Arab Islamic Republic has come as a great shock to Jews in Tunisia. Jewish sources in Tunisia told the JTA here by telephone. The 8000 Jews in Tunisia who once felt “protected” by President Habib Bourguiba now appear completely “lost,” these sources said. Many Jewish businessmen and… More ▸

  • Tunisian Official Urges Direct Israel-palestinian Negotiations

    Tunisian Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ending a three-day official visit to France, declared here today that direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were “possible.” When asked how he envisaged a settlement of the conflict, he said he had no “miraculous solution” but added: “Only the evacuation of the occupied territories and the recognition of… More ▸

  • London Times Says Groundwork Laid for Tunisian-israeli Talks

    President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia has succeeded in winning the tacit approval of most Arab states and of the Palestinian guerrilla leadership for his plan to initiate Middle East peace talks with Israel, the London Times reported here today. The Tunisian leader also sounded out American reaction to the plan before he made it public… More ▸

  • Tunisian Jew, Accused of Zionist Espionage, Faces Trial

    A 25-year-old Tunisian Jew, Rene Marzouk, accused of Zionist espionage, spreading Zionist propaganda, and belonging to an illegal group, is to appear Sept. 16 before a special Tunisian court dealing with acts against the State. It is the first time in Tunisia that a Jew has been officially accused of espionage and Zionist activities. The… More ▸