Tunisia prepares for Jewish pilgrimage to Djerba
Some 2,000 Jewish pilgrims, including 500 foreigners, are expected to participate in the 2012 Djerba pilgrimage to the Ghriba Synagogue in May, TAP reported on Wednesday (April 18th).
"We resume this pilgrimage, suspended in 2011 because of the revolution, thanks to reassuring statements made by government officials about the security conditions," organiser Rene Trabelsi said.
Speaking on the side-lines of the UN World Tourism Conference in Djerba earlier this week, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said: "Tunisia, an open and tolerant country, will host, as usual, Jewish pilgrims to Ghriba and will ensure favourable conditions for tourism in the country."
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