UNESCO Seeks to Save Jewish Sites from Islamic State

(Israel Hayom) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will hold a special session in Paris this week 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 terrorist group has been systematically destroying ancient sites. Jewish heritage sites in Iraq include the tomb of the prophet Ezekiel outside Baghdad, Daniel's Tomb in Mosul, and Nahum's Tomb near Kush. UNESCO has asked Professor Shmuel Moreh of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to brief it in Paris.

2014-12-02 00:00:00

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