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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.
According to Schapira, there are some 10,000 Jewish cemeteries in the countries of central and eastern Europe which are now abandoned.
European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, ESJF, has restored more than 100 graveyards in central and eastern Europe since its creation in 2015.
By LINDA GRADSTEIN
“I was extremely impressed how they are embracing the tragedies of the past,” Paul Packer, Chairman of the United States Commission For the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad said.
By JEREMY SHARON
"To say ‘thank you’ is not enough,” said Dorota Wiewiora, chairman of the Bielsko-Biala Jewish community.
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.”
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