Kenneth Bandler, writing in the Jerusalem Post, wonders why anyone would still want to send the Jewish Archive back to Iraq given the sectarian violence in the country.
He might be surprised to learn there are probably more than a few in the archaeological community who still advocate doing so.
And let's not forget Syria. Archaeological groups are in full court press mode advocating that the US impose "emergency import restrictions."
But these would also help guarantee that any such Jewish artifacts that arrive here to escape destruction are repatriated by US Customs back to a country that is largely controlled either by the murderous Assad regime that is evidently responsible for shelling an important historic synagogue into dust or the even more murderous and destructive iconoclasts of ISIS.