It is kind of sad that all the comments try to assign political significance to this discovery. This sounds like an interesting and exciting find that will help scholars learn more about the history of this land and its people. Note that one of the team of archaelogists has an Arab name, one a Jewish name, and one is hard to identify. I hope all who read this will try to put aside their prejudices and take interest in the article at face value.
Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to take Sinjar from ISIS (AP)
from the article: Israeli archaeologists uncover ancient temple just outside Jerusalem