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  • Shamir at UN Assembly Says Israel Attacked PLO Bases in Tunisia Because Terrorists Were Mounting Att

    Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel told the General Assembly today that Israel attacked Palestine Liberation Organization bases in Tunisia yesterday “after it became evident that the terrorists were mounting attacks from Tunisia with impunity.” In his speech to the 40th session of the General Assembly outlining Israel’s foreign policy tenets, Shamir referred briefly to… More ▸

  • Israel Air Force Jets Blast PLO Headquarters in Tunisia

    Israel Air Force jets blasted Palestine Liberation Organization headquarters in Tunisia, about 20 miles from the capital city of Tunis today and returned to their bases in Israel. Five, or possibly six Israeli aircraft took part in the precision bombing, according to eye-witness accounts from Tunisia. They flew 1,500 miles to their target and the… More ▸

  • Peres Rejects View That IDF Raid in Tunisia Might Stymie Peace Efforts

    Prime Minister Shimon Peres tonight dismissed the argument that the Air Force strike in Tunisia might stymie peace efforts. Replying to high schoolers’ questions in the Negev township of Sderot, the Premier said there was no reason for peace prospects to be set back. Israelis and Jews could not be murdered with impunity, he said…. More ▸

  • 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 ▸