Posted by: becketfund | March 9, 2010

Egypt: Government to Pay for Restoration of All Synagogues

CAIRO – The government will cover the cost of restoring all synagogues in Egypt the culture minister, Farouk Hosny, announced on March 9, an announcement that followed the rededication of the historic Ben Maimon synagogue on March 7, the AP reported on March 9.  This marks a shift in Hosny’s public policy.  In September 2010 he accused the Jewish community at large for sabotaging his efforts to become the next head of the U.N.’s agency for culture and education.

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