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February 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Israel Asks Tunisia to Protect Its Jewish Citizens As Fears For Their Safety Increase

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The Lag Ba'Omer procession returning to the Ghriba Synagogue in Er-Riadh, Djerba, Tunisia, May, 2007. Photo: Wikipedia

Ynet – The Israeli Foreign Ministry has instructed Israel‘s representatives abroad to ask the international community to pressure Tunisian government officials to safeguard the North African country’s Jewish community, heritage and property.

The order was issued following fears for Tunisia’s 2,000 Jews due to the hostile anti-Israel atmosphere in the country and anti-Semitic statements made by religious clerics.

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