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Poll reveals overwhelming opposition to conference center



Results from a public poll on Twitter revealed that 94% of the public were opposed to the development of a conference center on the Shnipishok Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania.


Over 7,000 people took part in the poll on a voluntarily basis, showing that public opinion is strongly opposed to the development.


The controversial initiative to develop the conference center was first inked by the Lithuanian government in 2015 and has been vehemently opposed by the Vilnius Jewish community and leaders from across the globe.


Turto bankas, the Lithuanian government owned land bank, is the key developer of the conference center project. The Vilnius City Counsel is a partner in the plan.


Jewish organizations and Rabbis have called the plan a gross violation of Jewish law and an act of gross antisemitism, reminiscent of pre-war Nazi Germany.


A newly elected Lithuanian government brings hope and anticipation that the plan will be nixed, circumventing the prospect of an international uproar.



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