David Gerbi snubbed by Libyan Amazighen

 David Gerbi…due to offer support for Amazigh minority

Campaigner for Jewish rights in post-Gaddafi Libya David Gerbi witnessed his relationship with his Berber (Amazigh) allies shot down in flames when he was snubbed by the Amazigh conference at which he was due to speak. A recording of his speech was not even aired, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Gerbi, who fled Tripoli with his family in 1967 when the Six Day War
led to attacks on Jews in his neighborhood, intended to offer (World Organisation of Libyan Jews) WOLJ’s support for
the persecuted Amazigh minority (often referred to as Berbers). He also planned
to speak up for the rights of exiled Libyan Jews to restore their over
2,000-year-old heritage and participate as equal citizens in building a new

Gerbi was uninvited after the December 31 attack on Misrata’s
Coptic Church in which two people were killed.

His would-be Amazigh hosts
and other political representatives informed him his visit was

They said the “Supreme Security Committee” was worried about
his safety and suggested he not come personally, but send a video of his speech
instead (his speech was not aired).

Italian Foreign Ministry sources told
the Libyan-Italian- Jewish Gerbi that they had received information that his
participation in the Amazigh Congress would unleash further terrorist attacks in
an escalating conflict.

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One Comment

  • Can't say I'm surprised. Every honeymoon ends. This one ended "prematurely," so to speak, just after it got started, it seems.


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