While the projected date for the opening of the Museum of Tolerance has long passed, the Museum of the Museum of Tolerance is now open to visitors.
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A new museum devoted to documenting the history of the Museum of Tolerance has opened in the capital, even before the original Museum of Tolerance that it documents will be open.“We’re very proud of this new small museum and the history it will examine,” Mayor Meer Nircat said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Hillel Street. The new Museum of the Museum of Tolerance has been constructed near the construction site for the Museum of Tolerance so that visitors can learn about the history of the site. The original Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem broke ground in 2004 when Arnold Schwarzenegger declared “Am Yisrael Hai” at an event that year. It was supposed to be designed by Frank Gehry. Over the years it ran into red tape and hurdles and even a court challenge in 2008. As of 2018 it was still under construction.