Tunisia

  • French Chief Rabbi Appeals for Aid for Tunisian, Moroccan Refugees

    An appeal for aid on behalf of more than 10,000 recently arrived Jews from Tunisia and Morocco was issued here today by Grand Rabbi Jacob Kaplan. Many of the newcomers left their homes in fear of Arab reprisals following the Six-Day War. Rabbi Kaplan called on the French Jewish Community to respond to the needs… More ▸

  • President of Tunisia Reiterates Call to Arabs to End State of War with Israel

    Tunisia’s President Habib Bourguiba called this weekend again for an end to the Arab insistence on a continued state of belligerency against Israel, and by implication blamed Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser for precipitating the June war by refusing to recognize the existence of Israel. His blast came as the foreign ministers of most Arab… More ▸

  • Tunisia Criticizes the ‘violent Nature’ of Arab Propaganda Against Israel

    The Arab Foreign Ministers conference in Khartoum split sharply yesterday over proposals on unification of Arab action against Israel, it was reported here today from the Sudan. The delegation of Tunisia, which repeatedly urged Israel-Arab negotiations before the June war, deplored the “violent nature” of anti-Israel propaganda by some Arab countries before the outbreak of… More ▸

  • 54 Moslems Sentenced in Tunis for Participation in Anti-jewish Riots

    One Moslem was sentenced to a prison term of 20 years at hard labor, and 53 others received terms ranging up to 15 years at the conclusion of a four day trial in Tunis yesterday on charges of participating in anti-Jewish riots on June 5, the day war broke out between the Arab states and… More ▸

  • Tunisian Government to Evaluate Losses Suffered by Jews During Recent Riots

    The Tunisian Government has created a commission to evaluate losses suffered by Jewish merchants in recent Arab rioting touched off by Israel’s victory over the Arab states in the war this month, it was reported here today from Tunis. The losses were suffered when the mobs looted and burned Jewish-owned stores. Despite the disquiet created… More ▸

  • Morocco Orders Issuance of Passports to Jews; Tunisia Reassures Jewish Community

    The Moroccan Government has ordered that passports be granted promptly to Jews who ask for them after some applicants, particularly Jewish youth, reported experiencing difficulties in making applications after the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli war on June 5. Considerable fear was reported in the Casablanca Jewish community after the Jewish Community Center in Fez was… More ▸

  • Tunisian and Moroccan Authorities Reported Protecting Jews from Street Attacks

    Moroccan and Tunisian authorities have prevented large-scale attacks against Jews in those countries, but street mobs have been allowed in Libya and Egypt to attack Jews, with the official connivance of the two governments, Charles H. Jordan, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, declared here today. In Egypt, Mr. Jordan said, some Jews have… More ▸

  • Bourguiba Denounces Mob Attacks on Tunisian Jews

    President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia appeared on the radio and television yesterday to issue a stern warning against mob attacks on Tunisian Jews and Jewish property. The Tunisian president denounced the incidents and gave orders that they must cease, adding that all such demonstrations would be halted “by every means available to the power of… More ▸

  • Swiss Aid JDC Feeding Programs in Iran, Tunisia

    The Swiss Government has given the Joint Distribution Committee 35,000 pounds of powdered milk for use in JDC feeding programs in Iran and Tunisia, Charles H. Jordan, JDC executive vice-chairman said here today. More ▸