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An Unlikely Harry Potter Draws Tourists to Israel

We all know how the story ends: Wizard wunderkind Harry Potter, all grown up, slays his arch-nemesis Lord Voldemort, marries his best friend’s sister and “all was well.” Another Harry Potter, a British soldier, met a notably different, more tragic fate.

But with the first in a two-part movie version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the series’ final installment, opening Friday, the latter Potter is generated his own buzz — in Israel, of all places.

Tourists are flocking to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ramle, the central Israeli town where the soldier is buried. While officials don’t track tourist numbers, the tombstone, they say, has become a popular attraction.

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An Unlikely Harry Potter Draws Tourists to Israel

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