Posts Tagged ‘tunisians’

Media mogul, conservative academic face off as Tunisians choose president

TUNIS, Tunisia (AFP) — Tunisians began voting on Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail, reflecting a shift in the country’s post-revolution political landscape. The political newcomers swept aside the old guard in the first round, highlighting voter anger over a stagnant economy, high unemployment […]

Tunisians protest travel agency organizing trips to Israel

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 5 June 2019 A picture of Tunisian tourists in Jerusalem posted on the Tunisia Bay Travel Facebook page.  Trade unions and political parties in Tunisia are mobilizing against a travel agency that is organizing trips to the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and cities in present-day Israel despite […]

Tunisians demand government block entry of Israel-linked cargo ship

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 2 August 2018 The container vessel Cornelius A is Turkish-flagged but appears to operate on behalf of the Israeli shipping line Zim under an arrangement with its owner Arkas. (Arkas Line) Activists and trade unions in Tunisia are demanding that their government prevent an Israeli-chartered cargo ship from docking […]

Prominent Tunisians pledge to fight normalization with Israel

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 16 January 2018 Marchers in the Tunisian capital Tunis carry a giant unified Palestinian and Tunisian flag during an 8 December 2017 protest of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Chedly Ben Ibrahim NurPhoto/Sipa USA One hundred prominent Tunisian intellectuals, artists and civil society leaders […]

America’s Persian And Arabian Wars

[Ed. note – a very incisive and insightful  analysis on US wars by former diplomat Chas Freeman. If the name sounds familiar, it should. In 2009, Freeman was tapped by the Obama administration to serve as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, but his appointment was quashed by the Israeli Lobby. One of those leading […]

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