Libyan 'revolutionary Jew' to restore synagogue

October 3, 2011 • World News

Detail of the exterior of the main synagogue in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. An exiled Libyan Jew has returned to his homeland to rebuild Tripoli’s main synagogue and create an atmosphere of tolerance now that Moammar Gadhafi has been ousted. David Gerbi, 56, fled Libya with his family to Rome in 1967 amid anger over the Mideast war in which Israel captured the Palestinian territories. Gadhafi expelled the rest of the community two years later. Now Gerbi is back with an ambitious goal of restoring the destroyed Dar al-Bishi synagogue in Tripoli’s Old City. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany)

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