Compare the remarks of Gaby Barkay at the conference I called to discuss the various allegations of forgeries, referred to below: “No committee and no court can establish the authenticity of an inscription. If a committee made up of the most important experts in the world decides that the earth is flat, it is not going to make the earth flat. So the decision of committees is neither originating in the Israeli law of antiquities, nor is it a procedure which is common in scholarly methods. Committees I think are good for communist regimes. They establish a view that has to be accepted by all, but they are not for scientific methods.”