Jerry M. Sorkin

Founder and President, Gil Travel


Jerry Sorkin is a Middle East and North African specialist having earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Middle East studies and international business, respectively.

Mr. Sorkin is the founder and president of TunisUSA, a tour company specializing in cultural/historical/people-to-people touring. TunisUSA travels to many countries including Turkey, India, and Libya but it is best known for promoting Tunisia as a destination for the American market.

He is a frequent lecturer on topics regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, unique approaches to cultural bridge-building as well as the cultural aspects of Oriental rugs. He is conversant in Arabic, French, and Hebrew and resides part-time in Tunis, Tunisia.