On December 27, 2017,The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding sponsored a Muslim-Jewish twinning event in Tunis hosted by the Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities (L’Association Tunisienne de Soutien des Minorités). L’Association Tunisienne de Soutien des Minorités organized the 6th Anniversary for the commemoration of the deportation of Tunisian Jews during the Nazi invasion of Tunisia between 1942 and 1943. The event was held under the theme “the different forms of discrimination against Tunisian Jews in history”.
Yamina Thabet, President of the association, opened the meeting by thanking the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding for supporting the event. She further insisted on the fact that although the association has received threats in order to call off the conference, all the members of the TASM have not been discouraged and maintained the association’s tradition to commemorate these events and to remind the Tunisians of the forgotten part of Tunisia’s history on the deportation of Tunisian Jews during Second World War.
Four lecturers took part in the conference: Mr. Jawhar Ben Mbarek, Mrs. Danielle Hentati, Mr. René Trabelsi, and Mr. Jacob Lellouche.
Tunisian political leaders as well as representatives of the Embassy of the United States, United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Morocco, France and Germany attended the event.