Philip Davies is actually the one who put it so directly- but I have to say I do find it very, very important-
What are the State of Israel and its activities doing to biblical scholarship?
That question, as simple as it might at first glance appear, has wide ranging implications. Of course it’s plain to see that archaeology in Palestine and Israel are directly affected by Israel’s actions. But so is biblical scholarship. How, and to what extent? We need to know or at least consider the question because if we don’t know where we are, we can never get to where we are going.