Jerusalem’s historic city center to host place of tolerance in memory of Shira Banki, killed by Yishai Shlissel at 2015 Gay Pride parade
Zion Square, Jerusalem
Jerusalem’s historic Zion Square, slated for a complete overhaul, is to be renamed Tolerance Square in memory of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old stabbed to death during last year’s Gay Pride parade.
Miki Banki, Shira Banki’s mother, will be part of the panel of judges helping decide which architectural plan will be used to redesign the public space, said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
Barkat said the square will be used as a place of tolerance and meeting, a place that will exemplify the values and beliefs of Banki.