If Japan has 'scientific whaling', Israel has... archaeology:
"Israel has approved a controversial archaeology project in annexed east Jerusalem, the interior ministry said Friday... The ministry 'heard objections' from the Palestinians and from residents to build a visitor centre just outside Jerusalem's Old City walls in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan, a statement said. However it approved the project on the grounds that it 'will show important archaeological discoveries to the public.'... It would be managed by Elad, a hardline settler organisation which seeks to increase Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem and which runs the nearby City of David archaeological site." (Israel OKs controversial E. Jerusalem archaeology project, news.yahoo.com, 4/4/14)
Hm... important archaeological discoveries...
Will this centre, I wonder, contain Benjamin Netanyahu's 2,700-year old seal which, so he says, has 'his' name on it and to which he referred in his 2011 speech to the UNGA? (See my 23/3/14 post Pathetic Delusions, Dangerous Consequences.)
Or maybe the 3,700-year old ring which has the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies' Vic Alhadeff's name on it?
Or maybe the 4,700-year old bone with the letters PW carved on it, which can only stand for the Executive Council of Australian Jewry's Peter Wertheim?
Or maybe the 5,700-year old rock with the words 'Colin Rubenstein was here' scratched into it, indicating the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council's leader's lineal descent to a prehistoric ancestor of the same name?