Act of defiance by Libyan Jew sparks furor

04.10.2011                      06.Tischrei. 5772

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Act of defiance by Libyan Jew sparks furor

After returning to his birthplace to restore synagogue, David Gerbi was barred by local gunmen.

David Gerbi grabbed headlines around the world over the weekend when he ceremoniously knocked down a wall sealing the Dir Bashi synagogue in Tripoli with a sledgehammer, telling reporters he planned to fix up the dilapidated Jewish place of worship.
“I plan to restore the synagogue,” the Jewish psychologist, who fled Libya with his parents to Italy when he was 12, declared. “I plan to get the passport back, I plan to resolve the problem of the confiscated property, individual and collective. I plan to help rebuild Libya, to do my part.”…