NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Tunisia

Chief Rabbi of Tunisia in self-isolation after being in contact with infected person

Like dozens of members of the Jewish Community, the Chief Rabbi of Tunisia, Haim Bittan, self-isolated after Tunisian Ministry of Health alerted him he was in contact with a person infected by the coronavirus. 

Tunisian president visits Djerba synagogue

Tunisian president Kais Saied visited the Hara El-Kbira, the Jewish quarter on the island of Djerba, meeting the Jewish community and visiting the historic Ghriba synagogue.

Jewish cemetery desecrated in Tunisia

Graves and stones at the Jewish cemetery in Sousse, Tunisia have been smashed and desecrated. Pictures detailing the desecration were posted on Facebook by Tunisian Jewish lawyer Yves Kamhi.

Tunisia’s new president regards any ties with Israel as “high treason”

Tunisia’s new president is a hardline opponent of any form of ties with Israel and recently called moves toward relations with the Jewish state “high treason”.

Tunisian scouts’ movement bars French Jews attending interfaith event

Organisers of an interfaith meeting in Tunisia among members of the Scout Movement disinvited French Jewish delegates following pressure by BDS.

Tunisian city to honour local Jews

The Tunisian city of Sousse has decided to name four streets for local prominent Jews.

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