Rashid Khalidi responds to Gil Troy and the Simon Wiesenthal Center for the last time on Open Zion regarding the building the Simon Wiesenthal's Museum of Tolerance in the area of the Mamilla cemetery.
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and a former advisor to Palestinian negotiators. Khalidi is the author numerous books, including Palestinian Identity and The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood. He currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is planning to build a Museum of Tolerance on the Muslim Mamilla cemetery. This project is a grotesque attempt to erase the well-established history of a continuous Muslim presence in the city that dates back over a millennium.