These signs have started cropping up around my neighborhood in LA, close to the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance. I laughed out loud the first time I saw one, followed closely by one of those moments of epistemological dissonance in which “tolerance” suddenly lost all meaning. The basic story is that the Museum of Tolerance is expanding to Jerusalem, in a Frank Gehry designed fruitbowl, built on top of a muslim cemetary. Haven’t these people seen Poltergeist? In their defense, the graves were apparently moved, but you know how it is.
I wish I had something interesting to say about this, but given Nadia Abu El-Haj’s experience speaking about Israel-Palestine, I think I’ll just say nothing.