Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia grows despite debate - Israel News, Ynetnews

   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Breaking News


Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia grows despite debate

Published: 05.18.14, 20:33 / Israel News

Despite years of security concerns and a harsh debate over Israeli passports, officials say the number of Jewish pilgrims taking part in an annual rite in Tunisia is up dramatically for the first time in years.


Rene Trabelsi, who helps organize the trek to the Ghriba synagogue, Africa's oldest, said 2,000 people took part in the three-day pilgrimage ending Sunday.


The island of Djerba, site of the synagogue, had seen pilgrims in the hundreds each year since Tunisia's 2011 revolution, from a peak of 7,000 in 2010. (AP)


  PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Bookmark to


RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions