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84 voices

The construction of a major new building by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem has been opposed by 84 archaeologists from around the world, because the “Museum of Tolerance” is being built on Mamilla, a historically-renowned Muslim cemetery, in violation of Israeli law. The site’s Israeli antiquities authority chief excavator, Gideon Suleimani, has spoken of “significant archaeological transgressions”, and of misrepresentations to the Israeli supreme court: things “would not have occurred with a Jewish burial site.”