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  • Grave situation, as youth vandalism rises in Jerusalem

    October 10, 2013 | 11:29 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    The Mount of Olives, a 2.2-mile ridge of three mountains to the east of Jerusalem’s Old City, is a holy site for Jews and Christians. It’s dotted with countless churches and is home to the world’s largest Jewish cemetery, with...

  • Funds needed for Mt. Zion gravesites

    By Jared Sichel

    October 9, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Harry Lenzer’s massive headstone lay flat on his grave, fallen and cracked in three pieces, for who knows how long — maybe years. 

    But as of Oct. 3, Lenzer’s burial site joined the handful of others that have been fixed since June as part of the restoration project at Mount Zion...

  • Mass Arab grave from 1948 war discovered in Jaffa

    June 6, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    A mass grave holding the remains of dozens of Arabs killed during Israel’s 1948 War of Independence was unearthed at a Muslim cemetery in Jaffa.

    The discovery of the mass grave — six underground rooms with the skeletons of adults and children — was made last week during...

  • Hundreds of Jewish gravestones found in Greece

    December 21, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Police in northern Greece have recovered hundreds of headstones from Jewish graves destroyed during the Holocaust.

    The 668 fragments were found buried in a plot of land in central Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, following a 70-year search for the remains of graves...

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  • Ukraine police nab 3 teens suspected of desecrating Jewish mass grave

    June 8, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested three teenagers suspected of desecrating a mass grave of Holocaust victims near Rivne.

    A spokesperson for the Ukrainian police said police believe the suspects, aged 17-19, sprayed swastikas on the monument near the Rivne killing site in western...

  • Jewish cemetery in Riga is desecrated

    December 8, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Large swastikas were found painted on more than 100 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the capital of Latvia.

    The swastikas apparently were painted in white spray paint overnight Tuesday at the New Jewish Cemetery in Riga. A cemetery guard made the discovery the next morning, according to reports. State and local police are investigating.

    The same cemetery was desecrated in 2003. The five then-teenage perpetrators in 2005 received suspended prison sentences ranging from 6 months to three years.

  • Judge sanctions Eden Memorial owner over evidence tampering

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 24, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned Service Corporation International (SCI), owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, after finding that the cemetery intentionally tampered with and destroyed evidence related to a class action lawsuit alleging that Eden mishandled human remains....

  • Brazilian president lays wreath at Arafat’s grave

    March 17, 2010 | 11:17 am

    Brazil’s president laid a wreath at Yasser Arafat’s grave after refusing to visit the grave of Theodor Herzl.

    President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva met with Palestinian Authority leaders Wednesday in Ramallah.

    “I dream of an independent and free Palestine living in peace in the...

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