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Lina Mattatia and Meir Mishan, the Israeli consul in Alexandria, stand, July 1, 2000, by a special chamber at the front of the 150-year-old Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. They are two of fewer than 50 Jews remaining in Alexandria, where they were once a 50,000-strong community with businesses, synagogues, a school and friendly relations with their Muslim neighbors. (AP PHOTO/Amr Nabil)