Tunisia

  • French Jewish Journalist Named Envoy to Tunisia

    French Jewish journalist Eric Rouleau has been appointed France’s Ambassador to Tunisia. As Ambassador, he will also be in charge of French relations with the PLO and the Arab League as both these organizations have their headquarters in Tunis. Rouleau, 58, a veteran Le Monde correspondent, has been covering the Middle East for the last… More ▸

  • Jew is Elected to Executive of Tunisian League for the Rights of Man

    The Tunisian League for the Rights of Man elected Serge Edda, a 42-year-old Jewish businessman of Tunis, to its executive committee at the organization’s annual general conference yesterday, the Tunisian news agency, Tunis Arab Press (TAP) reported. Edda was confirmed by an overwhelming majority of the 300 delegates who flatly rejected the protest by one… More ▸

  • Anti-semitism in Tunisia

    The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith today denounced the emergence of anti-Semitism in Tunisia. In a cable to President Habib Bourguiba, Abraham Foxman, ADL’s associate national director and the head of its international affairs department, cited two recent instances of anti-Semitic materials being disseminated in that country. A weekly publication, Annonces, in its December 28… More ▸

  • Tunisian Chief Rabbi Dead at 84

    The Tunisian Chief Rabbi, Fradji Uzane, died last Friday in his home in La Goulette near Tunis. He was 84 years old. The Tunisian government, which announced his death today, said President Habib Bourguiba sent his personal condolences to the Chief Rabbi’s family and the Tunisian Jewish community. Bourguiba’s chief of protocol attended funeral services… More ▸

  • 17 Tunisian Jews Rap Begin

    Seventeen Tunisian Jews have published a joint declaration denouncing Israeli Premier Menachem Begin “and his helpers heretics for having failed to respect the commandment: thou shalt not kill,” according to a report from Tunis by Le Monde. The French daily also reported that another declaration, signed by 190 Tunisian personalities, condemned “all forms of racism”… More ▸

  • Several Jews Injured on Tunisian Island of Djerba

    Several Jews were injured on the Tunisian Island of Djerba earlier this week when pro-Palestinian demonstrators attacked people going to the synagogue to attend special Succoth services. According to unconfirmed reports, one man had his ear cut off in a scuffle while on his way to the Um Suk Synagogue on the island Two cars… More ▸