Apparently, Hezbollah doesn't mind if Jews spend thousands of dollars to fix up the 84-year-old Maghen-Abraham synagogue in Beirut. Though the terrorist group's presence in the country is likely responsible, at least in part, for the dimimished size of the Lebanese Jewish community (about 200), a Hezbollah spokesman said last year that they "respect the Jewish religion just like we do Christianity. The Jews
have always lived among us. We have an issue with Israel's occupation
of land," the L.A. Times reported. Still, the renovations have barely been mentioned in Lebanese newspapers, and if you try to snap a picture of the site, you'll get arrested -- perhaps an effort to keep Iran from finding out.
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