Contesting Symbolic Landscape in Jerusalem: Jewish/Islamic by Yitzhak Reiter

By Yitzhak Reiter

In 2006, a dispute broke out concerning an initiative by way of the Simon Wiesenthal heart in la (backed via Israeli specialists) to build a Museum of Tolerance (MoT) in West Jerusalem. The museum was once to be equipped on a plot of land that previously have been a part of the old Muslim Mamilla Cemetery. Debate situated on even if building of a museum devoted to human dignity on Muslim cemeterial land used to be 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 concerning background, identification politics, and clash solution. The Mamilla dispute displays a microcosm of conflicts over non secular and nationwide symbols of cultural history in addition to Jewish majority–Arab minority tensions inside of Israel.

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