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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 ESJF has been working on Jewish cemetery restoration for quite some time now.
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.
Both projects mean that bones of Jews buried in the two cemeteries “will end up in city dumpsters,” said Jewish-American activist Yakov Goodman.
Starting in September 1941, Nazis and local collaborators murdered more than 150,00 people, including 50,000 Jews, at the Babi Yar ravine.
Among those in attendance at the rededication was Tarek El-Messidi, founder of the Muslim organization Celebrate Mercy.
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