Egyptian Jewish community figure Nadia Haroun dies

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Mar 2014

Nadia Haroun, deputy head of the Jewish community in Egypt, passed away after having a heart attack

Late Nadia Haroun
Late Nadia Haroun in an interview with French ARTE TV channel about Egyptian Jews last March 2013 (Photo: screencap)

The deputy head of the Jewish community in Egypt, Nadia Haroun, passed away late on Thursday night after having a heart attack.

The funeral of Haroun, who was a lawyer, will be held on 11 March at the Adly Synagogue in Cairo.  

Nadia Haroun is the younger sister of Magda Haroun, the current head of the Egyptian Jewish community. She was also the daughter of prominent leftist activist Shehata Haroun, who refused to emigrate to Israel and remained in Egypt. Shehata Haroun was known for his anti-Zionist views and his opposition to the Camp David accords.

Nadia Haroun was married to leftist activist Ahmed Qassem and is survived by a son and a daughter.

According to estimates, there are less than 100 Egyptian Jews living in the country.


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