From the perspective of politics, why is that USA so vehement that stolen art must be returned to their Jewish owners but these documents must go back to the country which stole them? Of curse, this comment pre-supposes that Iraq did indeed take the documents without justification or authority. I have to wonder what law is applicable, given that the documents are currently in the possession of the U.S. Is it Iraqi law or U.S. law? If its the former, I would be surprised, perhaps wrongly so, if Iraq actually used the rule of law to appropriate the documents. If not, then even under Iraqi law, the taking is unlawful. Under U.S. law, the taking would clearly be unlawful. It would be most interesting if a law suit were launched and the matter went to the U.S. courts.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: Tug-of-war erupts over planned return of Jewish archives to Iraq