Call me a chauvinist, but I am ridiculously proud that Daniel Libeskind and Michael Arad are delivering a two-Jew FU punch to the haters by being central to the rebuilding of Ground Zero. Here are a couple of good articles about each of them, in case you haven't already acquainted yourself with their stories:
Daniel Libeskind Plans With Acute Sense of History at Ground Zero.
How the 9/11 Memorial Changed its Architect, Michael Arad
9/11 Memorial design by Israeli architect, Michael Arad
All you have to do is read this summary of the 9/11 Jewish conspiracy theories that persist ten years later and you can understand my chauvinism:
"The conspiracy theories began almost as soon as the towers fell. Four days after the attack, the Syrian newspaper Al-Thawra reported that 4,000 Jews failed to show up for work at the World Trade Center on 9/11 after being warned by Israeli intelligence, according to a 2007 U.S. State Department document debunking the myth. Another held that five Israeli students were secret Mossad agents who knew about the attacks and allowed them to happen. That myth eventually morphed into the conspiracy theory that the Israelis remotely directed the attacks.
"Other myths have followed, spreading around the world and taking root even in the
. Of 36,000 conspiracy videos recently found on the Internet, 16,000 implicated Jews or Israelis, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League titled “Decade of Deceit: Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10 Years Later.”" United States
A great example is this little nugget I got off of one of the many Truther sites trolling the internet:
“So the memorialsteins should get the job? for why? Is this to be made into a jewish tragedy when it was jewish paydirt? Really they are not "getting" the jobs. That would entail some type of request. They had the jobs from before the event. Must be so.”