Archaeologist's Comments to Haaretz Accusing Cologne Authorities of anti-Semitism Spark Storm in Germany

Politicians and editors lash out at the archeologist after he told Haaretz he believes 'latent anti-Semitism' is behind opposition to an excavation of a site in Cologne inhabited by Jews for centuries.

Comments made by a German archaeologist to Haaretz accusing opponents of an excavation of being driven by "latent anti-Semitism" have sparked a storm in Cologne, with politicians and newspaper editors blasting the archeologist.