"Archaeology in this case has become an ideologically motivated tool of national and religious struggle carried out in a manner that modifies the identity and character of the city and threatens to undermine its stability," the report said." How is it that revealing the city's past through archaeology will modify the identity and character of the city? Identity and character through history is what shapes the identity of a city and the Jewish past shaped Jerusalem.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
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