The Israeli Ministry of Justice was forced to intervene on Tuesday in the polemic about the Mac-Jason sculpture – Jesus, modeled as Ronald McDonald – who angered Christians in the Holy Land.
The Ministry of Culture threatened to devastate the McJesus Haifa Museum of Art, where violent protests broke out last week. from state funds, "Culture Minister Miri Regev wrote in a letter to the museum, adding that the sculpture, which is part of the Sacred Goods show, opened in August, makes" a mockery of the crucifix, the most important religious symbol
But The Ministry of Justice disagrees
"It is forbidden to block funding for cultural institutions because of the content they display," deputy chief prosecutor Dina Silber wrote in a letter to Reggiev on Tuesday, reminding the minister that the government can not to interfere with content Behold, presented in cultural institutions as it provides financial support "McJesus," which was sculpted by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and depicts a crucified Ronald McDonald, is seen on display as part of the Haifa Museum's "Sacred Goods" exhibition, in Haifa, (AP Photo / Oded Balilty) "/>
artworks, called" McJesus, "sculptured by the Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and depicting crucified Ronald McDonald can be seen in the exhibition as part of Haifa's Haifa Exhibition "Characteristic Goods" in Haifa, Israel, Monday, January 14, 2019. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture, protested at the museum last week. (AP Photo / Oded Balilty)
The Civil Rights Association of Israel has contacted the Ministry of Justice on behalf of the Museum
"The Minister of Culture seems to have made a big leap," says ACRI legal adviser Dan Jakir. He said that while in the past the Minister has instructed mayors or other elected officials to prevent cultural events when he does not like their content, it is beyond the acceptable boundaries to reach the museum directly. He said that this move violated freedom of speech and expression.
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Finnish sculpture artist Jani Leinonen wants his works to be removed – but for another reason. He supports the pro-Palestinian group, boycott, seizure and sanctions, or the BDS, which discourages doing business with the Jewish state.
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Nissim Tal, the director of the museum, told the Associated Press, that they "will defend the freedom of speech, freedom of the arts and freedom of culture" by preserving artworks where it is.