Tunisia rejects special parliament bloc for Jews

By JTA
March 29, 2013 04:02

A Tunisian government committee rejected a proposal to allocate a bloc of seats in parliament to Jews.

The proposal, which had been opposed by Tunisia's Jewish leadership, was rejected by the National Constituent Assembly's committee on legislative and executive powers on the grounds that it would create unnecessary divisions among Tunisians, committee member Walid Bannani told Tunisia Live.“This suggestion has no aim, and this is a civil country where the rights and duties of each citizen are determined according to their citizenship rather than looking at their religious basis,” Bannani said, according to Tunisia Live.


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