Deputy leader of Egypt's Jewish community buried
Haroun was a daughter of prominent politician Chehata Haroun, known for his anti-Zionist politics
The deputy head of Egypt's dwindling Jewish community, Nadia Haroun, has been buried.
Haroun, a lawyer and an architect, died Thursday at the age of 59 from a heart attack. She is survived by a son and daughter.
Haroun's sister Magda, leader of the community, led the ceremony in Cairo's downtown Gates of Heaven Synagogue Tuesday. It was attended by a handful of the remaining members of the aging community along with several Egyptian public figures.
Most of Egypt's once-thriving Jewish community left more than 60 years ago. Today, less than 40 remain.
Haroun was a daughter of prominent politician Chehata Haroun, known for his anti-Zionist politics. He defended Egyptian Jews against accusations that they had more loyalty to Israel than Egypt, at the peak of the Mideast wars.
(With the Associated Press)
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