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US embassy helps restore Jewish burial sites in Cairo

The US Embassy in Cairo, in partnership with American and Egyptian Jewish organizations, inaugurated the 15th-century burial grounds after their restoration.
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CAIRO — The US Embassy in Cairo, in partnership with the American Research Center in Egypt and representatives of American and Egyptian Jewish organizations, on Nov. 20 inaugurated a newly restored historic Jewish cemetery.

The US State Department issued a $150,000 grant to ARCE and partner Drop of Milk Foundation to restore the Karaites and the Bassatine cemetery. A private donation from the Karaite Jews of America provided additional amenities and landscaping for a memorial garden.

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