Friday, November 11, 2005

Tunisian Teachers Strike to Protest Shalom�s Visit

Gmail - [WSIS CS-Plenary] Tunisian Teachers Strike to Protest Shalom�s Visit
So it has started.
TUNIS, October 24, 2005 ( � Tunisian high and preliminary school teachers will stage a strike on November 10 to protest a planned visit by Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom to the country to attend the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

"The strike comes to protest normalization of ties with the Zionist entity," the country�s Syndicate of Teachers said in a statement issued Sunday, October 23, reported the London-based Al-Quds Press news agency.

Tunisia has invited some 100 government leaders including, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who accepted the invitation but it is not clear yet whether he would lead the Israeli delegation to the two-day summit, due to start on November 16.

"We condemn the open-arms policy of the Tunisian government with the Zionists," said the statement.

"Our pleas to retract invitations to the Israeli officials have fell on deaf ears."

The Tunisian opposition warned the government of a "public uprising" if it did not retract the Sharon invitation.

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