Museum of Intolerance

Museum of Intolerance

by
Abby Zimet

Citing the violation of international human rights law, a group of
60 Palestinians descended from some of Jerusalem's oldest Arab
families petitioned
the UN today to stop Israeli construction of a so-called Museum of
Tolerance on the site of a 12th-century Muslim cemetery. A project of
the Simon Wiesenthal Center in L.A., the plan to build a monument to
dignity and tolerance atop the graves of thousands has been blasted by
activists and even the top Israeli archeologist, who has said the cite
"abounded with graves." More on the campaign here. A report from Democracy Now here.

"Our families are here in Jerusalem and have been here for centuries."
-Dyala Husseini, whose ancestors are buried in the cemetery.

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