Monday, 31 October 2011

No religious tolerance for exiled Jew in Libya

Despite statements from Libya's National Transitional Council that the country would practice "patience, honesty and tolerance," in the post Gadhafi era, this assurance does not seem to extend to the Jewish people. Tripoli native Dr. David Gerbi was exiled with his family at the age of 12, along with 38,000 other Libyan Jews, after Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. When Dr. Gerbi returned to Tripoli recently to try and clean a synagogue that had been left to decay and ruin, he was forced to flee from protesters chanting "No place for Jews or Zionists."

CLICK HERE to read the full story by Rabbi Abraham Cooper in the National Post

    Protesters demonstrate against Jewish presence in Libya
Oct.7.2011 Marco Longari/AFP via National Post

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