Monday, March 07, 2016

More on archaeologists' objections to Western Wall compromise

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause sorrow for generations.' Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets (Matt Wanderman, Arutz Sheva).
Gilad Korinaldi, the lawyer representing archaeologist Meir Ben-Dov and other experts, is trying to warn the government about the potential cultural damage that would be caused by adopting the expanded Kotel plan.


"The government's decision to do a 'copy-paste' in creating a new Kotel while covering archaeological finds from the First and Second Temples, including a magnificent Herodian road, stands in complete contrast to international conventions on maintaining historic sites that the State of Israel initiated and signed at the United Nations."

Korinaldi also stated that senior archaeologists have submitted a petition to Prime Minister Netanyahu, which has not yet been publicly released.

The article lists all the signatories and confirms that Dr. Ayelet Mazar is one of them.

Background here and links.