Egypt denies banning Jewish festival at Alexandria synagogue

Egyptian authorities denied orders to ban the celebration of Jewish New Year in the country`s last active synagogue.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2012, 11:05 AM IST

Cairo: Egyptian authorities Monday denied any orders being given to ban the celebration of Jewish New Year in the country`s last active synagogue in Alexandria due to security concerns.
Security forces working on securing the temple do not prevent anybody from praying in the synagogue or entering it, Alexandria security director Khaled Gharaba said, according to MENA news agency.
All the news fanned by some newspapers and websites about prohibiting prayers in the synagogue for the Jewish New Year are "groundless and void of truth", he said.

PTI