Polish businessman Aleksander Gudzowaty will open a
tolerance centre in Jerusalem promoting peace between Israelis and
Palestinians, local media said Monday.
The centre will also "promote the name of Poland," Gudzowaty, one of the country's wealthiest men, told the weekly Wprost. The centre is set to open in March 2013.
An advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz last month after Gudzowaty invited him to Poland. Ziad al-Bandak, a Christian, visited the site where Nazis killed some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, during their occupation of Poland in World War II.
Gudzowaty funded a tolerance monument unveiled in 2008 in Jerusalem that features two halves of a broken column with an olive tree growing from the centre.
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