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Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

on June 19, 2013, 11:12 am / in ancient texts, archaeology law, cultural property law, Israel, Jewish Issues, Litigation, Museums, Repatriation, Russia

There has been a long-running US-based legal conflict between Russian and the Jewish Chabad-Lubvitch movement, based in Brooklyn, over a […]

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Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

on January 31, 2013, 9:00 am / in Armed Conflict, Development, Historic Preservation, Israel, Palestine, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

Israel is forging ahead with plans to invest in a number of its national heritage sites, including nine sites along […]

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Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

on July 17, 2012, 7:00 am / in Africa, Art Law, cultural property law, Israel, Mali, Palestine, Southeast Asia, UNESCO

UNESCO has recently added 26 new sites to its World Heritage List. In total, five sites were added to the […]

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Israel’s Olympic Mascot Ruled Copyright Violation

Israel’s Olympic Mascot Ruled Copyright Violation

1 on February 21, 2012, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Coins, Copyright, cultural property law, Intangible Cultural Property, Israel

The Tel Aviv District Court has ordered the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) to discontinue use of its cactus-shaped mascot […]

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United States Cuts off Funding to UNESCO

United States Cuts off Funding to UNESCO

2 on November 28, 2011, 11:42 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Israel, Middle East, Politics, UNESCO

Longstanding American legislation took effect last month cutting off funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization when […]

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Israeli Parliament Considers Privatizing Archaeology Sites

Israeli Parliament Considers Privatizing Archaeology Sites

on October 14, 2011, 10:17 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Israel

Israeli archaeologists and historians are protesting a proposed bill that would privatize national parks, including Silwan, a popular Israeli archaeological […]

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Disputes Over Cultural Property in Israel and Palestine

Disputes Over Cultural Property in Israel and Palestine

2 on May 25, 2011, 7:33 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Israel, Palestine, Personal

Finally, I have arrived. I realized it this morning when I saw that I had been quoted in The Art […]

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Cultural Property Law on November 1, 2010: Geomungos, Mummy Mail, and a Million Dollar Bird

Cultural Property Law on November 1, 2010: Geomungos, Mummy Mail, and a Million Dollar Bird

on November 1, 2010, 7:30 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, Burials, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Intangible Cultural Property, Israel, Italy, Korea, Museums, Shipwrecks, South America

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! A commercial salvage diver in Florida pulled up a 77 gram, 22 karat golden […]

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EU Weighs in on West Bank Heritage Designation?

EU Weighs in on West Bank Heritage Designation?

on March 1, 2010, 7:38 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Israel, Politics

Last week the CPAL Blog reported on the riots following Israel’s designation of West Bank heritage sites.  Arab News attributes […]

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Riots on West Bank Over Alleged Violation of Hague Convention

Riots on West Bank Over Alleged Violation of Hague Convention

2 on February 24, 2010, 9:20 pm / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Hague convention, Israel

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned a decision by Israel to name the Cave of Machpelah (also called […]

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