THE RETURN Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi prays inside Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli on Saturday, October 1. Gerbi and his family fled Tripoli in 1967 when an Arab-Israeli war stoked anger against the Jewish state and led to attacks on Jews in his neighborhood. Gerbi has been working with officials from Libya’s National Transitional Council to promote the cause of Libyan Jews and their prospects in the post-Gadhafi era. “People call me the ‘rebel Jew,’” says Gerbi. (Photo: Suhaib Salem / Reuters via MSNBC.com)
The fascinating story of David Gerbi, known as Libya’s “revolutionary Jew” – a 56-year old psychoanalyst returned to his homeland after 44 years in exile to help oust Muammar Gaddafi, and to take on what may be an even more challenging mission - read more here.