In A Bid To Sell Diversity, Egypt Plans To Restore Alexandria Synagogue

“We are experiencing a renaissance,” said Samy Ibrahim, vice president of the Cairo Jewish community, which, like the one in Alexandria, counts a population of less than a dozen members.
In fact, Egypt has rebuffed Israeli efforts to fund the restoration of Jewish heritage sites.
Jewish American groups working in Egypt said it took time to launch the effort.
“They have organized a charity to look after the Jewish heritage in Egypt and the members of the board of that charity don’t have to necessarily be Jews.
“The Egyptians made it clear that they were not interested in a formal partnership with global Jewish groups,” said Rabbi Andrew Baker, international Jewish affairs director at the American Jewish Committee.

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