. So much for the transition of the 'Arab Spring' North African states to European openness, plurality and democracy. David Gerbi returned to Libya, after 44 years of exile, to open Tripoli's main synagogue. But after threats of violence, he is now returning to Italy. The 'Religion of Peace' lives up to its sardonic name once again. Libyan Jew, Returned from Exile, Is Blocked from Re-Opening Synagogue | CNSnews.com .