Footnotes

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I sent a full answer to Finkelstein to the Israel Exploration Journal, where the original attack was published. When I asked the editors why they would not publish my response, they replied that publishing it would open “a Pandora’s box.” I then wrote a detailed ten-page response with full stratigraphical data and many plans, which they insisted needed “revision.” The policy of publishing a baseless attack yet not publishing a detailed response is beyond my understanding.