Letter from Beirut

Grave silence

Print edition : February 21, 2014

Mamilla Cemetery, late 19th century (Bonfils Studio, Beirut). Photo: Stephen Jennings

One of the desecrated tombs. Photo: Special Arrangement

Rashid Khalidi, historian and leader of the Campaign to Preserve Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery. Photo: Alex Levac

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. Photo: Kamal Singh/PTI

UNESCO has postponed a Simon Wiesenthal Centre-sponsored Jewish Exhibit but gives the SWC the green light to destroy the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem in order to build its Museum of Tolerance.
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