But who knew that it's still believed in modern Tunisia in 2019?
Tunisian actress Manal Abdul Qawi evidently didn't, until Israelphobic Tunisian actor Walid Nahdi attempted to set her straight:
To quote the translator and uploader, Memri.org:
'Tunisian actor Walid Nahdi said in an April 4, 2019 broadcast on Radio Med (Tunisia) that he would not go to Israel if given an opportunity to do so, and that he cannot tolerate the Jews and their "distinct odor".
He said that he also does not feel comfortable around and cannot stand homosexuals. Tunisian actress Manal Abdul Qawi, who was also on the show, rebuked Nahdi and defended Jews, saying that Tunisian Jews love Tunisia more than many non-Jews do.
She also said that homosexuality is a private matter. Abdul Qawi added that she accepts all races and religions and that she values personal freedom.
Yamina Thabet, the head of the Tunisian Association for Support of Minorities (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7063), has filed a legal complaint against Walid Nahdi following his comments.
This excerpt was not posted by Radio Med to their social media accounts; rather, it was uploaded to the Internet by other Tunisian accounts.'(https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=7hGcYmm9HK8)