Normally someone who appeals asks the upper court to decide in the appealing party’s favor. But that’s not the case. The government is not asking the Supreme Court to convict the defendant after the trial court acquitted him.Background on the Israel forgery trial is here with endless links.
The government contends only that the judge could not decide whether the patina on the “Jehoash” tablet was genuine (proving that the inscription was authentic) unless a chemical analysis was made of what appeared on photographs to be genuine patina. (The photographs, incidentally, showing patina were made by the government’s expert, Yuval Goren.)
Friday, August 31, 2012
Forgery trial appeal
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: ISRAEL APPEALS FORGERY DECISION.