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Jews of Syrian origin return to visit Damascus

The Syrian government has allowed some Jews of Syrian origin, residing in New York, to visit Damascus.
The minarets of mosques and the steeples of churches are seen towering above rooftops in the Syrian capital Damascus, on June 26, 2013.

Israel’s Kan channel reported that the Syrian government allowed six Jewish women and six men, who left Syria decades ago and live in New York, to visit Damascus in early November, within the framework of encouraging more Jews to visit Syria.

Kan’s Arab affairs editor said that the visitors told him that they had applied for medical service with dentists in Damascus, since it costs much less in Syria than in the US.

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