Friday, January 31, 2014

Arab Woman Visits "Jewish Country"; Gets in Trouble

Tunisian Tourism Minister Amel Karboul submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Mahdi Jomaa.
A trip to Israel in 2006.  But during a parliamentary vote of confidence to the new cabinet on Wednesday, the visit stirred up controversy.  She took part in a U.N. training program for Palestinian youths, but refused to continue the training because of the six-hour interrogation she had faced in Tel-Aviv airport, for being Arab and Muslim.

“I presented my resignation to Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa. It is up to him to accept or reject it,” Karboul said at the end of the swearing-in ceremony in the Carthage palace.
Several blocs within the legislative body condemned Karboul and demanded reasons for the trip and her relationship with the Jewish country.
The Prime Minister Jomaa showed support for Karboul and has rejected her resignation, according to government sources.


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