Daily Israel Report

Protest against 'Cannibalistic' Bodies Exhibit

MK Ben Ari joining protest against exhibition that features actual human bodies in Tel Aviv.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 9/19/2012, 9:31 PM

MK Michael Ben Ari
MK Michael Ben Ari
Flash 90

A protest is planned for Sunday at Tel Aviv's Hatachana compound, where an exhibition of dead human bodies is currently being held. The exhibition has been condemned by rabbis and religious leaders as morally abhorrent. Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has demanded that the bodies be brought to burial.

In a September 3 decision, The High Court instructed Attorney General and Government Legal Advisor Yehuda Weinstein to shut down the exhibit, "Bodies: The Exhibition." Weinstein himself filed a motion in which he stated that the bodies belong to Chinese prisoners who were tortured before being executed, and that their remains were sold and preserved without their families' consent.

 Weinstein asked the Tel Aviv Municipality to examine the issue of consent and decide whether to allow the exhibit to be displayed.

MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) said Wednesday that the people who bought the bodies from the Chinese government are "modern cannibals.

"The Legal Advisor who bared his teeth to destroy Migron is playing for time when it comes to cannibals," he charged. "Anyone who cares about human dignity should come to the protest. It is important, it is a matter of principle, it is Jewish!"