Thursday, May 20, 2010

Museum of Tolerance - the latest

Following Haaretz report: Arabs to resume Museum of Tolerance battle
Arab groups vow to step up opposition to construction on site of 1,000-year-old Muslim cemetery.

By Jack Khoury Tags: Israel news Museum of Tolerance

A battle against the construction of the Museum of Tolerance on the site of a Muslim cemetery will be reignited soon, according to sources in the Arab community.
Muslim graves at the site of the planned Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem

The decision to resume opposition to the project follows a Haaretz investigation into excavation at the site, located in the Mamilla area of Jerusalem, and the damage it has caused to hundreds of graves there. The museum is being built by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Background here.