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  • Monday, March 06, 2006

    Work on "Tolerance Museum" halted

    The Times reports that work on the "Museum of Tolerance" in Jerusalem has been halted:

    Not just any skeletons. The site for the fêted museum is partly on an ancient Muslim cemetery that Arabs say contains not only the remains of their grandparents, but also associates of the Prophet Muhammad from the 7th century. Work on the complex, hailed as a testament to “human dignity”, was halted amid court actions and bitter recriminations in the 3,000-year-old city where three faiths collide.

    The Supreme Court of Israel ordered a 30-day stay on construction by the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre and appointed a former Chief Justice as mediator.

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    At 3/06/2006 11:14:00 am, Blogger Jez said...

    "Representatives of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre say that they will be bound by the mediator’s ruling but are confident that it will go in their favour."

    Isn't this supposed to be about tolerance, rather than taking sides? It looks like there wasn't much talking done before the decision to build this 'museum' was taken. It looks like it was a pretty one-sided decision, eh?

    At 3/06/2006 11:25:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    Well, according to reports Jez, there wasn't any real consideration given to opposing viewpoints. I wouldn't describe that as being tolerant, no.


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