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UNESCO Seeks to Save Jewish Sites from Islamic State

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The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will hold a special session in Paris to discuss ways to save Jewish heritage sites in Iraq from being destroyed by the Islamic State group. UNESCO recently announced an emergency plan to safeguard Iraq’s cultural heritage sites following media reports that the jihadist group has been systematically destroying ancient sites.  Jewish heritage sites in Iraq include the tomb of the prophet Ezekiel, Daniel’s Tomb, and Nahum’s Tomb.

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