Jewish community in Egypt selects new head

The Egyptian Jewish Community Council has selected Magda Haroun as its new head succeeding Carmen Weinstein, who died on Saturday aged 82. The funeral will be held on Thursday.

Haroun said she was chosen after a meeting for the community, about 20 women, following Weinstein’s death and that arrangements for the funeral were made.

The new chief called on followers of all religions in Egypt to communicate and unite with each other, recalling Egypt's past. Citizens would then feel that Egypt is a country for everyone, she said.

“The Jewish temple is house of God," she said. "Whoever wants to come and offer condolences is welcome.”

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