By Ron Csillag, January 14, 2010
LETTER FROM CANADA
Weirdly, the sideshow was almost as compelling as the main event.
For six months, ending in January, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto hosted the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient parchments recovered from the caves of Qumran beginning in 1947. The Scrolls comprise the earliest known examples of Jewish biblical writings and offer a tantalising glimpse of life during the Second Temple period.
None of that stopped local Palestinians from staging noisy demonstrations at the museum, demanding that Canada close the show.