Supreme Court approves site for Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
October 29, 2008 16:01

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Jerusalem's Museum of Tolerance can be built at its planned site in central Jerusalem despite opposition from Islamic officials. The construction of the $250 million dollar museum, which is being built by the Los Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center, hit a snag three years ago after dozens of Muslim graves were found on a section of the museum's planned central Jerusalem site during required groundbreaking excavations. The organization, which quickly welcomed the long-awaited court decision, said that construction of the museum project will resume immediately. "All citizens of Israel, Jews and non-Jews, are the real beneficiaries of this decision," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Wiesenthal Center in a press release.


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