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December 4, 1998
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Vandals destroyed dozens of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Eduard Shevardnadze, the president of Georgia, said he was outraged by the desecration and ordered police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter. Georgia, which has historically had a low level of anti-Semitism, recently held a high-profile commemoration of 26 centuries of Jewish life there.

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