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Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.

The president of Tunisia slanders the Jews

Ten years after the so-called “Arab Spring” began in Tunisia, that country is in the headlines once again. A series of violent demonstrations have taken place there against a backdrop of economic hardship. Tunisian President...
Former Tunisian Ambassador to the U.N. Moncef Baati. Credit: Flickr.

Tunisia dismisses UN ambassador for purportedly being too critical Trump Mideast plan

Tunisia sacked its ambassador to the United Nations, Moncef Baati, on Friday for allegedly not consulting with the country’s foreign ministry on issues, including the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “Tunisia’s ambassador to the United...
Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed. Sept. 14, 2019. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Tunisia’s new president: Any ties with Israel ‘high treason’

Tunisia’s new president said late last week that relationship or ties with Israel equals “high treason.” “ ‘Normalization’ is the wrong word to use,” said Kaïs Saïed in response to a question in the final...
René Trabelsi (Television Tunisienne 1)

Tunisia’s first Jewish minister in decades sparks public protest

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s decision to appoint a Jewish businessman to the post of tourism minister has been met with protest in the North African country. Opponents of Rene Trabelsi’s appointment accuse him of...
A young Israeli chess player takes part in a special chess tournament in Jerusalem marking Israel’s 70th anniversary, April 30, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Banning little Israeli girl, Tunisia may lose right to host world chess tournaments

Tunisia may lose the right to host world chess championships after refusing to grant a visa to Israel’s 7- year-old chess champion for the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship. Tunisia has no diplomatic ties with...

Tunisia denies Israel entry to Taekwondo championships

Israel’s Taekwondo Junior National Team was essentially banned from participating in the 2018 World Junior Championships, as well as trials for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games to be held in Argentina in October, after...

Tunisian synagogue set on fire by Molotov cocktails

Two Molotov cocktails were hurled at a small synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba late Tuesday, setting fire to the building. The Molotov cocktails were thrown from the roof into the yard of the...

Tunisian-Born Film Producer Blasts Anti-Semitism of Arab World

A prominent Tunisian-born movie producer has denounced the systemic and deep-rooted anti-Semitism in the Arab world, after he was excluded from North Africa’s most prestigious film festival because of his work with Israelis, Ben...