Tunisian Jews say tensions in country calmer

The violent protests that have shaken Tunisia over the past few days calmed down on Tuesday – although the political situation in the Mediterranean country remains precarious, a Jewish leader there said.

Roger Bismuth, president of the Jewish community in Tunisia, told The Jerusalem Post about the volatile atmosphere in the capital, Tunis, following riots that caused longtime president Zine el- Abidine Ben Ali to flee.

“The streets have been quite agitated today because [protesters] were not happy with the government, but they are not shooting anymore,” Bismuth said. “There are no dangerous demonstrations – just people expressing their needs and desires.

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