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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-10-06 04:50 PM
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Israel plans to build 'museum of tolerance' on Muslim graves
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http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article...

The word "ironic" comes readily to mind.

By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem
Published: 09 February 2006

Skeletons are being removed from the site of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem to make way for a $150m (86m) "museum of tolerance" being built for the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre.

Palestinians have launched a legal battle to stop the work at what was the city's main Muslim cemetery. The work is to prepare for the construction of a museum which seeks the promotion of "unity and respect among Jews and between people of all faiths".

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