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  • Israel Protests Mission to Tunisia by West Germany’s Social Democrats

    Israel’s protest to the opposition Social Democratic Party for sending a delegation to meet with Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat in Tunisia last week was more than a pro-forma complaint. Israel deeply resents that the SPD, a staunch friend since the era of former Chancellor Willy Brandt, is virtually begging Arafat to visit West… More ▸

  • Dutch Foreign Ministry Officials Arrive in Tunis Amid Media Circus

    The Dutch news media are displaying avid interest in a Foreign Ministry delegation from The Hague presently visiting Palestine Liberation Organization head-quarters in Tunis. The intensive radio, television and newspaper coverage given the trip seems to have embarrassed Dutch officials and Foreign Minister Hans van den Broek, who sent them to Tunis. It was supposed… More ▸

  • Tunisia Asks U.N. to Condemn Israel for Abu Jihad Killing

    The Tunisian government asked the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to condemn Israel for what it called “the wanton murder” of Khalil al-Wazir, second in command of the Palestine Liberation Organization. At the United Nations in New York, officials said the council members would convene behind closed doors Wednesday morning to consider Tunisia’s request. President… More ▸

  • 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 ▸