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Ancient Jewish cemetery on Mount of Olives under assault.
Jews, Muslims and Christians clean and document graves at Protestant cemetery that was vandalized two years ago.
The change is an extension of another move toward inclusion: In 2001, Beth Shalom was created on the cemetery grounds to accommodate those who convert to Judaism under a non-Orthodox rabbi.
Only a few Jewish families now live in Sousse, which had a Jewish community of nearly 6,000 at the time of Tunisia’s independence in 1956.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited India earlier this year and promised to help develop the cemetery into a tourist attraction.
Swastikas also were painted on 10 homes and two cars in a nearby Edwardsville subdivision, police said.
By DENISE HOLLINSHED / ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Last year, individuals whose identity has remained unknown destroyed 40 of the 50 headstones at an 18th-century Jewish cemetery in eastern France.
"No death will be prioritized in any way over any other because of the religion of the deceased or family.”
By TAMARA ZIEVE,JTA
There are about 150 people buried in the cemetery.
“It is an enrichment of the cultural story of our city and of the presence of the Jewish community in Bologna.”
In February, the historic Jewish cemetery was vandalized and about 275 headstones were damaged.
By SOFIYA BALLIN / PHILLY.COM
The suspects allegedly smashed the headstones and drew a swastika on two gates.
The Jewish community is responding to criticism from international media over the planned construction.
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