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  • Restoring Mount Zion Cemetery

    May 8, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    The headstone of Isabel Janken’s father, Henry Morhar, lies flat on the ground at Mount Zion Cemetery, knocked from its ledger. It’s an elegant headstone, weighing more than 1,000 pounds. A few feet below, an engraved picture showing a handsome Morhar is inscribed in capital...

  • Ukrainian city agrees to stop using Jewish headstones as pavement

    March 1, 2013 | 6:51 am

    The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.

    The grave markers, from cemeteries destroyed by the Nazis during their occupation of Ukraine in the 1940s, will be moved to the only cemetery that was not destroyed during the Holocaust,...

  • Israel repatriates Palestinian terrorists’ bodies

    May 31, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Israel turned over to Palestinian officials the bodies of 91 terrorists.

    The remains of 80 Palestinian terrorists, which had been buried in an Israeli military cemetery in the West Bank, were turned over to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank on Thursday. Another 11 bodies...

  • Kosovo Jewish cemetery desecrated

    December 1, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    Kosovo authorities are investigating the desecration Tuesday of a local Jewish cemetery. Swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans were sprayed on tombstones of this old cemetery which was restored less than six months ago.

    Rabbi Yoel Kaplan, Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad...

  • 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.

  • Graves defaced in Argentina include terror victims

    September 14, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Graves belonging to AMIA Jewish Center attack victims were among those vandalized in an Argentine Jewish cemetery.

    Fifty-eight headstones at the La Tablada Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires province were defaced between Sept. 11 and 12. Eight belonged to victims of the 1994 center...