The Importance of MOTJ

"The Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance will contribute significantly to this many-faceted city and represent the moral values that guided the people of Zion through the ages."  

- Shimon Peres
Former President of the State of Israel and Nobel Laureate

"Very elegant - a beautiful fit for the city of Jerusalem."
—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


A Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation along with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at the construction site.
Read Letter from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat


“This message is for the generations to come…This is priceless”
— Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin toured the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles with Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s Founder and Dean