In the 19th century, a cemetery in Jerusalem was used as a graveyard for Jews who had been executed or buried in the same mass grave.
Since then, there have been several attempts to revive the ancient tradition of a cemetery as a place to bury the dead.
A small group of people in the United States have revived the tradition by erecting large stone crosses at Jewish cemeteries.
The idea has gained momentum among many Israelis, who want to restore the graves of their ancestors.
The Israeli cemetery, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the largest in Israel and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
The area has become known for its colorful landscape and historical monuments.
The cemetery has been closed to visitors since 2014.
A few years ago, however, the cemetery was reopened after the Israeli government approved a proposal for a cemetery at the site.
The proposal called for the construction of a burial ground, as well as the restoration of cemetary infrastructure and the construction and maintenance of a new tomb.
“We are not planning to erect a new cemetery, but rather to restore and rebuild the original tomb,” a spokesperson from the Jerusalem Municipality told Haaretz newspaper.
“A memorial to the Jewish martyrs of the Second World War has been established and is being maintained at the cemetery.”
The cemetery’s director, Yosef Meir, said that the project would benefit the community and that it would not be a permanent project.
The group plans to restore a number of historical structures including a cemu erected in 1876 by the late Jewish leader Rabbi Yitzhak Rabin, the former chief rabbi of Israel, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“This is a major historic site, it will be the center of the cemetery,” Meir told Haariv newspaper.
The project also has the support of the Israeli tourism and cultural sector, according a spokesperson for the Tourism Ministry.
“The cemetery will be an important tourist attraction, and it will provide the cemetery with revenue and will provide jobs to the local community,” the spokesperson said.
The Jerusalem Municipalities planning committee will meet on March 18 to discuss the proposal, according the Jerusalem Daily News.
A petition seeking the restoration project has garnered more than 1,200 signatures, with more than 4,000 signatures from citizens of Israel.
A recent survey conducted by the Jerusalem University found that more than one-third of respondents want the cemetery to be restored.
“As long as there is a need, the government should be in charge,” Meiri told Haavara daily.
“There is no other place like it in the world.”