Museum of Tolerance Special Report Introduction: Tolerance Takes Its Toll

Haaretz reveals evidence of a highly dubious, five-month rescue excavation that took place secretly on the site of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, plus other previously unknown details.

Skeletons, High Court rulings, bigwigs embroiled in other scandals, a world-famous architect and some Hollywood panache − all are part of the story of the Museum of Tolerance, slated for one of the most sensitive parts of Jerusalem: on top of a Muslim cemetery.

The groundbreaking ceremony in 2004 ‏(from left‏): architect Frank Gehry, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rabbi Marvin Hier and Mayor Uri Lupolianski.Moshe Milner/GPO

For the first time, Haaretz reveals evidence of a highly dubious, five-month rescue excavation that took place secretly on the site, plus other previously unknown details. A three-part saga.

This feature was produced with the assistance of Natasha Mozgovaya, Esther Zandberg, Maya Zinshtein, Yarden Skoop and Aviv Shmider