Via Joseph Lauer
Essentially (and forgive me for any errors in my rough translation) the release states that
Dr. Zvi Greenhut of the IAA revealed that the nails from the anthropology laboratory of Tel Aviv University’s medical school are not the nails missing from the Caiaphas cave. The two nails displayed in the video of director Simcha Jacobovici had until the late 70s been in the laboratory of Prof. Nico Haas at the medical school in Jerusalem and their original site is unknown.
Dr. Greenhut rejected Jacobovici’s claims made at the April 13 press conference that he found the nails that had been used in Jesus’ crucifixion in an ossuary in a burial cave in Jerusalem. Dr. Greenhut explained that following the severe injuries suffered by Prof. Haas in a traffic accident in 1975, Mr. Joe Zias, the then-curator of the national treasures and IAA’s head of physical anthropology, was requested to transfer them at the end of the 70s from Dr. Haas’s laboratory to the State treasures under the responsibility of the Department of Antiquities and Museums in the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem.
These nails were under the supervision, responsibility and custody of this collection for 15 years, until they were transferred at the beginning of the 90s, in accordance with the orders of the then-director of the IAA, to the anthropology department of Tel Aviv University, where they were till now.
The fact that the nails in the video are without any registration or identification sign, in contrast to the initial report describing the excavation of the site, reinforces the fact that the nails were not from an organized excavation. Therefore, the argument presented in the video, that the source of the nails found in the Tel Aviv University anthropology laboratory was the Caiaphas cave discovered in the Peace Forest in 1990 has no support or factual basis, and the data show exactly when and from where they came to the laboratory.
The release ends by noting that for details one may contact the Acting IAA Spokesperson Itzhak Rabihiya firstname.lastname@example.org at 054-7999209. As usual, Hebrew readers should read the original!
So, again, the rubbish notions of Jacobovici and his supporters are proven without merit. How long will this guy be given a platform from which to spew his misinformation?