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Tunisia

National Library of Tunisia publishes homage to Albert Memmi

The National Library of Tunisia has published a booklet paying posthumous tribute to the Franco-Tunisian Jewish writer Albert Memmi, who passed away in Paris in May 2020, aged 99.

Jewish annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba cancelled due to coronavirus

The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Ghriba on the island of Djerba, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event usually gathers thousands of pilgrims from around the world.

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”.

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