Monday, December 2, 2013
Prominent Israeli Antiquities Dealer Sues IAA
A prominent Israeli antiquities dealer has filed suit against the Israeli Antiquities Authority. He alleges that the IAA damaged his reputation in prosecuting a lawsuit charging him with forgery of ancient artifacts. The IAA's lawsuit subsequently fell apart in spectacular fashion before an Israeli court. The antiquities dealer, Robert Deutsch, says he is entitled to some $3 million in damages. American collectors, Museums and dealers may find some of the allegations on how he was treated sound familiar. It will be interesting to see how this matter progresses in court.