The ruling ends a protracted legal battle over the ownership of the illuminated Bibles that belonged to the Syrian capital’s dwindling Jewish community before they were secreted to Israel in the 1990s by the Mossad.
Prophets hold politicians accountable to morality. When kings act for the long-term welfare of the nation, they are not criticised. When they act for their own benefit, they are. Politics must be as moral as possible if a nation is to flourish in the long run.