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  5/20/2012, Iyar 28, 5772

Cabinet Advances Bible Museum


The cabinet unanimously approved a motion, on Sunday, to advance the establishment of a Bible museum in Jerusalem. The program will examine the establishment of the museum in the Kedem Center, above the archaeological park which is being excavated opposite the entrance to Ir David (David's City), just south of the Western Wall Plaza.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, "It's amazing that there's no one place in Israel that focuses on the story of the Bible. A Bible museum will illustrate our connection to the land of the Bible and Zion, and will allow [us] to bring millions of people to intimately recognize the heritage of Israel. The Bible Museum must be in Jerusalem. Jerusalem was the city of the Bible and must be the city of the Bible."