Ironies from Israel #1: Archaeological Hypocrisy

is about to erect a building on the site of the historically renowned Mamilla
Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.  84 leading archeologists, including Raphael
Greenberg of Tel Aviv
University, have protested this
plan, citing international rules as well as Israeli laws that were violated
during initial excavations.  They
maintain that the Simon Wiesenthal
Center knew the site was full of
thousands of human remains and consequently hurried the excavations and that
the Israeli Antiquities Authority knowingly misrepresented the extent of the
remains.  The Wiesenthal
Center meanwhile demands that
Jewish cemeteries around the world be respected.  As yet there has been no response from the
Israeli authorities.

The building to be erected on the
site: the Museum of Tolerance.

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