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Tunisia Bars Jews on Cruise Ship

Tunisia has barred Jews on a Norwegian cruise ship from leaving their cruise voyage and stepping foot in the country after theirboat docked in Tunis, according to B’nai Brith Canada.

“The cruise line has a responsibility to its passengers to advise them of this discriminatory policy in advance. Better still the cruise line should avoid ports that have such policies,” said Frank Dimant, B’nai Brith Canada’s chief executive.

Jewish passengers held on the ship said other passengers were enraged after they disembarked and only later learned that the Jews were not allowed to visit Tunisia.

National security forces have increasingly harassed and assaulted Jews, and one Muslim cleric has publicly called for “divine genocide” of Jews.

Tunisian Jews once enjoyed a compostable and safe life. Approximately 2,000 Jews still live on the Tunisian island of Djerba, home of the El Ghriba synagogue that dates back nearly 2,600 years.

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33 Responses to “Tunisia Bars Jews on Cruise Ship”

  1. You’ve got to be kidding me

  2. As long as that is the policy of Tunisia, cruise ships should not go there. I hope Israel can bring to safety any Jews that live there and are in danger.

  3. Has the US State Department filed an official protest??

  4. Has the US State Department filed an official protest??

  5. Has the US State Department filed an official protest??

  6. Obama are you hearing this

  7. thats shoud be illegaldiscrimination really . Sad people are so fing ignorant to do such things toward others . its just wrong on so many levels its sickening

  8. and some still think the arab spring was an advancement!

  9. Nizar Meddeb says:

    The title should be "Tunisia bars Israelis on cruise ship"
    The fact is the 20 Israelis passengers need a Visa to enter Tunisia, just like Tunisians need a visa to layover or enter Israel :-) Jews on the same cruise ship with Canadian passports were allowed entry.
    So get over it

  10. First.. if I was Jewish I would not go there. 2nd..As an American you couldn’t pay me to go there. Before booking, cruise managements should advise all passengers of the risk.involved and some will not be able to disembark. .3d…Since they want to kill people why go there? and… back to.. First.

  11. American aid money, well spent???

  12. They do not know how to feed their own people but they know how to hate Jews. Hell with them! I wish no Jewish foot would step on their stinky land, and Tunisia will rotten happily ever after! :)

  13. Rick, Are you Kidding??? Where have you been the last 5 years?

  14. Shmuel. It was an Advancement for the Muslim Brotherhood. That was the purpose!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    A "compostable" life? LOL!

  16. Americans are falling out of favor with the DAM JEWS.

  17. Kari Anne says:

    Cruising while Jewish?

  18. I guess that we haven’t said NEVER AGAIN loud enough. What is wrong with this world?

  19. Tunisia is the most progressive in the Arab world. This says alot.

  20. Aaron Marek Jules Chartier says:

    According to Haaretz, Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem Post; Jews were allowed – Just not Israelis. Big difference. Norwegians, Canadians, and Americans do not require a visa to visit Tunisia; Israelis do, which is the reason why they were not allowed entry. Note that Tunisians also need a visa to visit Israel whereas Canadians and Americans do not.

  21. Marvin Benamu says:

    still not acceptable and outrageous!

  22. Aaron Marek Jules Chartier says:

    Marvin, Tunisian Muslims coming on a cruise ship from Norway are not allowed off of the ship in Israel either unless they have prior permission. Canadian Muslims on the same ship are allowed to come off the boat and stay in Israel for 3 months. This is nothing new. Canadian Jews on the same cruise were allowed into Tunisia without obtaining a visa previously.

  23. Marvin Benamu says:

    If reciprocal between countries then I understand since it depends on the status of their relation; should however be taken care of beforehand so as not for people to find themselves in such uncomfortable and embarrassing situations : /

  24. Where is humans rights groups, NGO, and all those people who protests again apartheid policies.

  25. Where is humans rights groups, NGO, and all those people who protests again apartheid policies.

  26. Aaron Marek Jules Chartier says:

    Marvin, I totally agree but it is annoying to see news stories like this that either:

    aren't news just to be used as propaganda
    or
    do not include the one piece of information that would actually make this story interesting (Visas? Yes or no?)

  27. Marvin Benamu says:

    Agreed

  28. Are we in the West spinning our wheels thinking that

  29. Bike Guy says:

    It is just such ridiculous reporting that spreads misinformation and hatred. The Tunisians did not bar "Jews" from alighting. In fact if you read the details of the incident, several Canadian Jews visited Tunis without incident. A group of Israelis, who need visas and did not have them, were not allowed to land. And why is that prejudice? Tunisia certainly has the right to decide which countries must have visas. Perhaps on the day that Israelis allow Palestinians to freely enter, Tunisia will also grant Israelis entry without visas. Let's all hope that both happen soon.

  30. not true if they have no visa they cannot get in Christians Jews or Moslem
    all over the world is the same rules and regulations/ Bad Bad bad reporting

  31. Ben Loki says:

    Tuniians must have a visa to enter Israel.. the Israeliens must have a visa to enter Tunisia…….the jews are always welcome..see the oldest Synagogue and the jews in Tunisia….(. the worse poverty is the ignorance ) Welcome to Tunisia and your pilgrimage at El Ghriba… Boukha camia couscous . akoud etc etc and the true hospitality of Mama Tunisia cross roads of civilizations .multicultural etc..read the History…..and most important see the sacred duty of Hospitality innate of the Tunisians… therefore you must visit..and discover !!!!

  32. Ben Loki says:

    @ Jewish press..please get fact right……..

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