Egypt Restores Historic Synagogue, but Few Jews Remain

'I'm very proud of what my country has done, and it symbolizes living together, today there is no difference between Egyptian Muslim, Christian and Egyptian Jew,' says head of Cairo's Jewish community

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Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany attends the opening of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue during its reopening after the completion of a restoration project in Alexandria, Egypt January 10, 2020.
Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany attends the opening of Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue during its reopening after the completion of a restoration project in Alexandria, Egypt JanuaryCredit: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/ REUTERS
A man opens the door to the ark inside the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue during its reopening after the completion of a restoration project in Alexandria, Egypt January 10, 2020.Credit: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/ REUTERS
A partial interior view of the newly renovated Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in the northwestern Egyptian city of Alexandria, January 10, 2020.Credit: AFP
Part of a bima inside the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue during its reopening after the completion of a restoration project in Alexandria, Egypt January 10, 2020. Credit: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/ REUTERS
A view from the women's balcony of the Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, January 10, 2020.Credit: AFP
Coptic priests leave after visiting the newly renovated Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in the northwestern Egyptian city of Alexandria on January 10, 2020.Credit: AFP

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