Israeli diplomats in Egypt and the Jewish state’s foreign ministry are helping the Jewish community in Egypt observe the Passover holiday.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry launched a joint initiative with the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and Jewish organizations to provide the Jewish community in Egypt with the essentials that will enable them to celebrate Passover properly.
Israel over the past week transferred matzos and kosher food to members of the Jewish communities in Cairo and Alexandria.
Transferring the parcels to Egypt involved a complex operation because of the severe restrictions on cross-border movement due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said that “even in the harsh realities of the global corona crisis, we do not forget our Jewish brothers in the small Jewish community in Egypt, and I am glad that we are helping them celebrate Passover this year.”
“The connection to Jewish communities throughout the world is a key part of the work of Israeli diplomats in the Foreign Ministry and in our representations throughout the world,” he added.
The Jewish population of Egypt was estimated to number 100 people in 2018 by Professor Sergio Della Pergola.
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