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December 10, 2011

Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom appealed to Tunisian Jews to emigrate to Israel following elections that brought a moderate Islamist party to power—but was publicly rebuffed by leaders of the North African country's Jewish community.

Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom made another call on the Tunisian Jewish community to immigrate to Israel, this time at a Jerusalem ceremony in honor of Tunisian victims of the Holocaust on Dec. 7. The Tunisia-born Shalom said, "I call on the Jews living in Tunisia to come and live in Israel as soon as possible."