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Deputy leader of Egypt's Jewish community buried

Published: 03.11.14, 16:08 / Israel News

CAIRO - The deputy head of Egypt's dwindling Jewish community, Nadia Haroun, has been buried Tuesday. Haroun, a lawyer and architect, was 59 when she passed away.


Haroun's sister Magda, leader of the community, led the ceremony in Cairo's downtown Gates of Heaven Synagogue. It was attended by a handful of the remaining members of the aging community along with several Egyptian public figures. Most of Egypt's once-thriving Jewish community left more than 60 years ago. Today, less than 40 remain.


Longtime friend Nevin Amin said Haroun died Thursday of a heart attack. She is survived by a son and daughter.


Haroun was a daughter of prominent politician Chehata Haroun, known for his anti-Zionist politics. He defended Egyptian Jews against accusations that they had more loyalty to Israel than Egypt, at the peak of the Mideast wars. (AP)


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