29.12.2010 22.Tevet, 5771
Monumental dilemma: Jerusalem rages over statues
David, Buddha and Churchill foment charges of idolatry and religious coercion.
King David, Winston Churchill and the Japanese Agon Shu Buddhist Association have all been drawn into the raging battle for the face of Jerusalem, in a dispute over statues, traffic circles, idolatry and religious coercion.
The upcoming meeting of the Jerusalem Municipality’s Sculpting Committee will discuss the relocation of a statue of David a short distance away from its current location at the entrance to David’s Tomb on Mount Zion; the approval of a sculpture of Winston Churchill by Oscar Nemon, which the Churchill family wishes to bestow upon the city; and the proposed design of a traffic circle, courtesy of the Agon Shu….