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  • High Holidays Feature a Feast from Jewish Tunisia: It’s a Sensual Dream Come True

    Imagine a Rosh Hashanah table adorned with fruits and vegetables galore. Ruby red pomegranates beckon; their jellied seeds symbolize your good deeds in the coming year. A bowl of crunchy sesame seeds promises that your virtues will be as numerous as sesames seeds themselves. You partake in pumpkins and squash for protection; you nibble on… More ▸

  • Germany Probes Possibility of Terror in Explosion at Tunisian Synagogue

    Echoing the suspicions of Israeli officials, Germany has taken the lead in investigating whether a truck explosion at a Tunisian synagogue was a terrorist attack. On Monday, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said the April 11 explosion on the Tunisian island of Jerba may have been deliberate. “There are indications of an attack, but no final… More ▸

  • Delegates Convene in Tunis for Multilateral Talks on Water

    Some 150 delegates from the Middle East and elsewhere met this week in Tunisia to discuss regional water problems in the framework of the Madrid peace talks. The working group, which last met in June 1995 in Jordan, gathered Wednesday to discuss water management, conservation, data exchange and regional cooperation. It is one of five… More ▸

  • Israelis Join in Tunisian Rite

    An Israeli official participated for the first time this week in the annual Leg B’Omer pilgrimage festivities on the Tunisian island of Djerba. Israel recently launched diplomatic relations with the Arab nation by opening an economic interest section. A Tunisian interest section in Israel has been delayed, but is slated to open soon. The annual… More ▸

  • Ties with Tunis Warming Up

    In the latest sign of warming ties between Israel and Tunisia, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres recently wrote a letter of holiday greeting to the president of the North African Muslim nation. The letter, in which Peres said he prays “to the Almighty that all children of Abraham may live in peace and fraternity in… More ▸

  • Israel’s Peace Dividend Extends to Tunisian Ties

    After several fits and starts, Tunisia has joined the circle of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors. The North African country and Israel agreed Monday to establish low-level diplomatic relations by trading interest sections. Tel Aviv and Tunis will exchange interest sections by April 15, which are a step toward full diplomatic relations but… More ▸

  • Tunisia and Israel Move Closer Toward Low-level Diplomatic Ties

    Tunisia and Israel have agreed to open economic interest sections in Tunis and Tel Aviv soon, according to news reports here. In October, the two countries announced that they would exchange interest sections in March, but the move was delayed because of disagreements over a Tunisian plan to dispatch a representative to the Palestinian-governed Gaza… More ▸