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Juliaus Norvilos pranešimas, skaitytas Lietuvos ambasadoje Tel Avive



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Julius Norvila (Bernardinai.lt)

Šis tekstas yra vertimas į lietuvių kalbą (nuoroda į pirminį tekstą anglų kalba yra čia) pranešimo, kurį Julius Norvila parengė ir perskaitė Lietuvos ambasadoje Tel Avive 2017 m. gegužės 24 d. Tekstas lietuvių kalba jau buvo publikuotas tinklapyje bernardinai.lt. Čia jis publikuojamas su autoriaus su sutikimu. Julius Norvila atvyko į susitikimą Tel Avive, kad prisijungtų prie vadovaujančių Izraelio ir Amerikos rabinų, prašančių Lietuvos Vyriausybės perkelti Vilniaus koncertų ir sporto rūmų projektą į kitą vietą bei atkurti senąsias žydų kapines. Žr. Juliaus Norvilos skyrių DH.

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High Intrigue Over the Fate of the Old Vilna Jewish Cemetery



by Dovid Katz

Updates in [brackets] to 12 July 2015  

VILNIUS—According to Lithuanian media sources, including the highly respected English-language Lithuania Tribune (now merged with Delfi.lt), the government, working in concert with property developers, plans to declare the controversial project of a huge convention and entertainment center in the heart of the old Vilna Jewish cemetery site as a “project of national importance.” The move enables an application to the European Union for a grant of 13 million euros (14.64 million US dollars at current rates) as part of a grand-total (for now) of 22.8 million euros (25.67 million US dollars) for the new complex. The nation’s prime minister has told Lithuanian media that “after the modern congress center is completed, private investors could build a hotel, parking lots and other infrastructure,” eliciting fears that all of the old Jewish cemetery is becoming a cash cow slated for developers for years to come. The Lithuania Tribune / Delfi.lt report concludes with an estimate of “110 million euros in economic and social benefits over 15 years” in addition to “600,000 foreign tourists and 2.2 million local tourists to Vilnius over that time period, with their spending estimated at 183 million and 60 million euros, respectively,” in other words, with profits from the old Jewish cemetery exceeding the equivalent of 250 million dollars, apart from the millions to be had from the building projects per se. Some estimates are provided in Baltic Course.

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