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  • U.S. Denies Vernon Walters Met with PLO Leader in Tunisia

    A report that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations met in Tunisia last Saturday with a senior leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization was denied Wednesday by the envoy, Vernon Walters, as well as the State Department and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. CBS News reported Tuesday night that Walters met a… More ▸

  • Tunisia’s Jews Miss Ousted Leader, but Also Welcome His Successor

    Tunisia’s tiny Jewish community has welcomed the ascension to the presidency of Prime Minister Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, even though the man he deposed over the weekend, President Habib Bourguiba, was regarded by Jews as their “protector.” There are about 3,500 Jews out of a total population of 6.9 million in Tunisia, a North… More ▸

  • Tunisian Charged in Series of Bombings in London and Paris

    A 24-year-old Tunisian, Haabib Maamar, was formally charged here Monday with the bombings of the Marks and Spencer department stores in London and Paris, which caused one fatality and wounded 13 persons. He is also charged with bombing the Paris branch of the Bank Leumi last August 21 which did extensive damage to the Israeli… More ▸

  • U.S. Strike Against Libya Influenced by Israeli Strike on PLO Hq. in Tunisia

    The U.S. air strike against Libya on April 14 was influenced by the success of the Israel Air Force long-range bombing attack last year on Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia, according to Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot. In an interview in the Israel Air Force Journal, published Wednesday, Lapidot stressed that terrorism… More ▸

  • A Viation Group Condemns Israel for Violating Tunisian Airspace

    The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) condemned Israel last night for the “violation of Tunisian airspace by Israel which endangered international civil aviation.” The United States delegate, Edmund Stohr, disassociated the U.S. from the resolution because “I think that the terrorist action against Israel should have been taken into consideration.” This was… More ▸

  • Report Berserk Tunisian Soldier Killed One Jew, Wounded Several Others

    Press reports from Tunis today said a berserk Tunisian soldier shot and killed at least one Jew and wounded several others when he opened fire on Jews in or near a synagogue in Jerba during holiday services. The reports said the crazed man was shot to death by fellow soldiers. The small Jewish community in… More ▸

  • Reagan Praises Tunisia and Bourguiba in Seeking to Resolve Mideast Conflict

    President Reagan, in his weekly radio address yesterday, praised Tunisia and President Habib Bourguiba’s role in seeking to bring about a resolution of the Arab-Israel conflict. “There is a particularly bitter irony about events of the past week because President Bourguiba was one of the very first to urge a negotiated settlement of the Arab-Israel… More ▸

  • Netanyahu Tells UN Assembly That Israel’s Attack on PLO Bases in Tunisia Was Act of Self-defense

    Israel defended its attack on Palestine Liberation Organization bases in Tunisia, telling the Security Council last night that it was an act of “self-defense” and “a legitimate response to acts of terrorism.” Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, told the Council, which went into session at Tunisia’s request after the Israeli air raid, that… More ▸

  • Knesset Unit Approves of Israel’s Strike on PLO Hq in Tunisia

    The Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee yesterday overwhelmingly approved of Tuesday’s Israel Air Force raid on Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia and sent an official message of congratulations to the Israel Defense Force for planning and executing the precision bombing of targets 1,500 miles from Israel. Only one committee member dissented. Yossi Sarid… More ▸