Protesters in Tunisia now calling for "Death to the Jews"

Tunisians took to the streets on Sunday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghanoucci, whom they denounced as part of the former regime that was toppled three weeks ago. Not widely reported by the media was that many of Sunday’s protesters were screaming “Death to the Jews” as they marched:

This is a new phenomenon,” said the source. “Until now, we have not heard this. Perhaps the people were thinking it, but we have not heard it. Now they feel free to say what they wish, what is in their hearts.”

Members of the Jewish community are meanwhile staying out of sight, the source said. “Jews are very afraid, and trying not to show themselves.”

Two days earlier, on Friday, a smaller group of dozens of Islamists held an anti-Jewish rally outside the country’s main synagogue shouting, “Jews wait, the army of Mohammed is coming back. “We’ll redo the battle of Khaibar!” – a reference to the slaughter of Jews in what is now Saudi Arabia at the hands the founder of Islam.

Jewish community leader Roger Bismuth subsequently met with Ghanoucci to request increased security in light of the new threat. Officials in the Tunisian Interior Ministry said the government would “spare no effort to safeguard” civic rights and freedoms, including respect for peaceful co-existence.


Author: David Kuner | February 23, 2011
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  • anna
    February 28, 2011
    5:48 am
     

    I agree with J.M. that the Jewish community should leave Tunisia and return to their homeland. I say this with all respect to the Jewish people, as I see that the middle east is about to change its course of direction. The radical islamists are arousing the arab people not
    necessarily for democracy but they want to
    turn the nations back to the old regime, just like Iran where the Monarchy were in power then they got rid of them and took over. This time it may get worse as the whole arab world is changing course. I pray that they may see the light and that it will not happen as we are living in the last days. But there is hope! That hope
    is in Jesus Christ who will return soon.
    God bless Israel.

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  • jim
    February 25, 2011
    1:51 pm
     

    That thru adoption thru the Lord jesus I also am a jew.Adopted by Jesus

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  • Daniel
    February 25, 2011
    7:21 am
     

    It doesn’t matter the destroying hatred in the Islamic world against the Jews – the Jews will ultimately triumph over this evil(Genesis 12:1-3). The day will come when the sons of Isaac and the sons of Ishmael will become brothers, friends and neighbors. Every Moslem that hate a Jew only curse himself. This is the reason they have lived all of their existence under brutal dictators. In spite of this, the Arabic people are a very great people unfortunately they have lead astray by their religious and political leaders.

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  • Iris Gandionco
    February 24, 2011
    8:47 pm
     

    To the Jewish people : Let not your heart be troubled … Yeshua is your Rock of Refuge and Fortress … the battle belongs to Him . He is sovereign and in control . .. ruling and overruling among the nations.

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  • Marvene
    February 24, 2011
    3:16 pm
     

    I agree with J.S. We not only should love our Jewish Nation we should be praying for them and their country and leaders and that God’s love be near them always.

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  • J.S.
    February 24, 2011
    4:24 am
     

    On behalf of our nation and Christians I apologize to my friends the Jews for the complacency not only in America, but in Christians as well. Please forgive us. I have nothing against any of you.

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    • Jeanne
      February 24, 2011
      5:44 pm
       

      J.S. While I can understand where you’re coming from, might I ask that you PLEASE PLEASE be extremely careful when talking about the ‘complacency of ‘Christians’ in situations like this?
      I ask this because for some reason ‘Christians’ who are praying day in and out, fasting, volunteering, etc. to help out all that they can in various areas, because of situations like this are being ‘bashed’ like crazy and I find that to be very upsetting and scary as well.
      Just because people like Obama and a few others might have ‘given up on Israel’, PLEASE DON’T LUMP ALL Christians in with the rest of them?
      Our hearts are very heavy because of what’s going on with Israel (and to Jews as a whole), and if it were up to me I’d be there in Israel helping any way that I could, but to ‘constantly’ bash and say negative ‘against’ those Christians who ‘side with the Jews’ is becoming quite disturbing to say the least.
      God help and have mercy on Israel and the rest of us who love and care about God, Jesus, and ‘their’ people.

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    • elizabeth
      February 25, 2011
      11:29 am
       

      Thank you. I agree I love the Jewish people, they are amazing, bringers of the Bible, the apostles, all of it, including Jesus.

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  • TIM
    February 24, 2011
    2:43 am
     

    I would be on the next plane back to Israel,how can they call Islam a religion of peace? yet another hate filled muslim country.

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  • J. Michael
    February 23, 2011
    7:42 pm
     

    The Jews should return to their “homeland” in Israel where that is where the Lord God of Israel commands His blessing upon them in “the promised land.” To be scattered throughout the gentile nations is, according to Moses, part of the curses written in the Book of the Law, and not a sign of God’s favor.

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  • Dinah
    February 23, 2011
    6:13 pm
     

    Hatred and prejudice raising an ugly head again. Without a strong understanding and a great love for each other, for all the cultural differences in the world, and for God ..these events will continue to happen.

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