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Polish priest murdered in Tunisia by extremists

| February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Catholic priest from Poland, Rev. Marek Marius Rybynski, was found dead in Tunis at the Our Lady of Manouba School where he worked. According to local reports, the priest of the Salesian order was the apparent victim of murder. He was found with his throat slit in a storage closet on February 18 following […]

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Islamist anti-Jewish demonstration outside main Tunis synagogue raises fear for security of Tunisian Jews

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

TUNIS /BRUSSELS (EJP)—Tunisia's Jewish community has raised fears for its security with the interim government after Islamists held anti-Jewish protests outside the main synagogue on the Avenue de la Liberte in central Tunis last Friday. The Interior Ministry on Tuesday condemned extremist demonstrations and incitement to violence in an apparent reference to the protests outside […]

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Arsonists Strike Synagogue in Tunis

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A synagogue in the village of El Hamma, in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia was set on fire Monday night, its Torah scrolls reportedly burnt. Though the village—once home to a sizeable Jewish community—no longer has any Jewish residents, the incident is disturbing to Tunis’s Jewish community, Rabbi Shmuel Pinson, Chabad representative to the […]

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