New Film for Rebuilding Joseph's Tomb to Premiere in Big Apple

The Samaria Regional Council is stepping up its campaign to rebuild the Tomb of Joseph. A new film about the effort will premiere in NYC Jan. 21.

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Gil Ronen, | updated: 13:24

Soldier Protects Joseph's Tomb Worshippers
Soldier Protects Joseph's Tomb Worshippers
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The Samaria (Shomron) Regional Council is stepping up its effort to rebuild the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem, which was desecrated by Arabs in the year 2000, and is about to begin screenings of an original film about the recent rebuilding of the tomb.

Americans for a Safe Israel will be sponsoring the premiere screening of the film Wednesday, January 21st at 7:30 p.m. at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue (11 E. 63rd St. between 5th and Madison, NYC). David HaIvri of the Shomron Liaison Office will present the film.

A preview of the film can be viewed here:


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On October 1, 2000, Arabs attacked an IDF force that had been stationed in the tomb and killed one soldier. They then ransacked the tomb and desecrated it. Since then, Jews have not been able to enter the tomb in daylight hours. The IDF has allowed a series of nighttime visits by Jews in the past year. It claims that daytime visits constitute a security risk.

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