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The Strange Case Of The Design For Israel's New National Library

April 26, 2013

Rafi Segal's design was chosen by an enthusiastic jury over competitors that included several international starchitects. Then a Jerusalem municipal attorney threatened to block the entire building process because he disagreed with Segal's opinions about West Bank settlements. Suddenly, accusations of plagiarism arose and the jury was re-writing the rules and reopening the design competition. The Nation (US) 05/13/12

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