Due to ultra-Orthodox Pressure, Israel Nixes Excavation of Ancient Jerusalem Graves at Site Slated for Housing

Antiques Authority forced to leave site after Shas leader Arye Dery raised issue with Netanyahu, who ordered that work be stopped.

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Under pressure from the ultra-Orthodox Knesset factions, the Israel Antiquities Authority on Tuesday stopped its excavation of ancient burial caves in an area slated for a new residential neighborhood in south...