Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Scholar fights to keep Jewish artifacts from returning to Iraq - latimes.com

Scholar fights to keep Jewish artifacts from returning to Iraq - latimes.com:

Harold Rhode's elation at finding the trove during the Iraq war has since turned to outrage that the salvaged texts might go back.
I couldn't agree more: 
When summer comes, however, they are to be returned to the Iraqi government, an ending that Rhode likens to giving the personal effects of Jews killed in the Holocaust back to Germany.
And I said pretty much that here in the Summer of 2011 - where I also pointed out that if the Iraqis want the 1970 UNESCO Convention to be applied when returning looted items to them ... then they should also apply it in this case and return it to the Jewish families and community they stole items from.

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