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Canada ‘concerned’ after Tunisia denies entry to a dozen Israelis aboard Norwegian Jade cruise ship

National Post | News

About a dozen Israelis were denied entry to a port in Tunis on Sunday, singled out from among hundreds of tourists when the Tunisian government refused them the right to get off a cruise ship.

According to holidaymakers on the Norwegian Jade, cruise officials left voicemails for Israeli passengers warning them against disembarking at the port. The passengers complained to the captain, but were told nothing could be done.

One Canadian citizen was particularly incensed by the treatment: he stayed aboard the ship in Tunis to express solidarity with the Israeli passengers.

“[Cruise staff] were very elusive,” said Ed Glina, who befriended several of the Israeli passengers. “They said they got an email from the immigration department in Tunisia stating Israelis were not allowed to get off the ship. They were not given any reason why Israelis were not allowed off the ship — they indicated that in previous…

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