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By Yitzhak Reiter

In 2006, a dispute broke out relating to an initiative by means of the Simon Wiesenthal middle in la (backed through Israeli professionals) to build a Museum of Tolerance (MoT) in West Jerusalem. The museum used to be to be outfitted on a plot of land that previously have been a part of the ancient Muslim Mamilla Cemetery. Debate based on no matter if development of a museum devoted to human dignity on Muslim cemeterial land was once justified. Yitzhak Reiter provides the general public and criminal dilemmas on the person point, the political point, and on the common point, integrating a multidisciplinary technique related to background, id politics, and clash answer. The Mamilla dispute displays a microcosm of conflicts over non secular and nationwide symbols of cultural background in addition to Jewish majority–Arab minority tensions inside of Israel.

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