Who Will Design Israel's New National Library? A Tale of Rumors, Conspiracies, and Cultural Treasures

How is it that, after being toasted by all and sundry, architect Rafi Segal was unceremoniously booted out? Were the considerations political? Professional? Personal? Legal?

The ousting of architect Rafi Segal as the designer of the new National Library in Jerusalem, three months after his selection in an international competition, is tantamount to a targeted assassination in broad daylight perpetrated in the dark. How is it that, after being toasted by all and sundry, he was unceremoniously booted out? Were the considerations political? Professional? Personal? Legal?