Livnat, Stick to Archaeology, Drop the Politics

Haaretz reports

Four heads of university archaeological institutes have asked Culture Minister Limor Livnat to cancel the amendment she is sponsoring to the Antiquities Authority Law, which critics say aims to block left-leaning professionals from key positions in the authority.

The current law stipulates that the chairman of the Antiquities Authority Council, the governing body of the authority, must be a scientist who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and that there must also be two other members of the council who are affiliated with one of the country’s five universities.

Indeed.  Now, if various archaeologists could themselves adopt the same position and drop all the political posturing which drives their research the entire field would be immensely improved and discoveries could be taken for more than evidence of ideology.