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June 16, 1978 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1978-06-16

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tee 16, 1978


Hebrew U. Dig Uncovers Oldest
Israelite Settlement in Jerusalem

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cal team has uncovered re-
557-7169 557-6054
rew University archeologi-
mnants of the earliest Is-
raelite buildings found in
the area of Jerusalem thus
far, in the south Jerusalem
neighborhood of Gilo. This
means that for the first
time, archeologists will be
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Archeological surveys
after the Six-Day War had
noted the site in the western
part of Gilo. Now, with the
neighborhood expanding
and the hilltop site
scheduled for construction,
a salvage dig is being car-
ried out by Dr. Mazar's team
under the auspices of the
Hebrew University Insti-
tute of Archeology and the
department of antiquities
and museums of the Minis-
try of Education, with fund-
ing from the Ministry of
During two weeks of
digging this first season,
remains of buildings
built on bedrock were
uncovered. These are
rough-built farmhouses
using the stone columns
typical of Israelite con-
struction. Pottery cook-
ing and storage vessels
found inside were also
typical of that period —
the time of the Judges of
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and Samson, 32 centuries
This discovery has great
scientific importance, for it
is the only site from this
period excavated thus far in
the Mt. Hebron area, and for
the first time opens the way
for archeological study of
the settlement here of the
Tribe of Judah. According to
the survey the settlement
was an unwalled one, and
was abandoned during the
period of the Judges.
Above the remnants of Is-
raelite settlement, the ar-
cheologists found remnants
of a fortified tower from the
age of Kings (Eighth-
Seventh Century BCE).
This was apparently a high
tower serving as a lookout
and for maintaining visual
contact with other towers
and fortresses in the
Jerusalem area, such as
those uncovered at Ramat
Rahel, French Hill and Tel
The archeologists plan to
expand the dig and expose
all the remnants of the an-
cient Israelite settlement
and tower. They hope, in
cooperation with the
neighborhood planners, to
preserve the remnants in a
public park.

Solar Energy
Accord Urged

Sen. Clifford P. Case (R-
N.J.) has urged the Carter
Administration to initiate
an effort to work out a joint
agreement with Israel for.
the development of solar

Case said his recommen-
dation, made in identical
letters to the Secretaries of
State, Energy and the
Treasury, was based on a
recent analysis by the Con-
gressional Office of
Technology Assessment
At his request, OTA sub-
mitted to Case a dee:tiled,
22-page analysis of the po-
tential benefits to both the
United States and Israel of a
joint agreement for de-
velopment of solar energy.

Among other things,
the OTA analysis found
that a joint agreement of
this type could relieve
some of the burden of
higher energy costs to Is-
rael and this, in turn,
"would have the effect of
relieving some of the
burden of U.S. economic
assistance to Israel."
The U.S. currently has an
agreement with Saudi
Arabia for technical cooper-
ation in the field of solar

Courtegy Visit

U.S. Navy vessels were ex- -
pected to•call at Haifa on a
courtesy visit this week.
The nuclear-powered attack
submarine Lapon and its
escort, the guided missile
destroyer Aylwin, were due
Wednesday with .a total
crew of 390.

Flint News

Potluck Supper for FJCC Board

The Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council Board of
Governors and their

Flint People
Make News

Rabbi Gerald H. Schus-
ter of Flint's Temple Beth
El, has been elected secret-
ary of the'Great Lakes-Ohio
Valley Region of the As-
sociation of Reform Rabbis.
Jerrilyn Matthews is
the new full-time director of
The Mamas and the Papas
Day Care Center.
Mitchell Wolf received
the following awards at
Carman High School: high
honors, class senior citizen-
ship award and "athlete of
the year" award.
Leonard Press, chief
adult probation officer for
Genesee County, has been
elected chairman of the ad-
visory council to Rubicon-
Odyssey House, a drug re-
habilitation center.
Ilene Reiter, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reiter of
Owosso, became a First
Class Scout at a Court of
Honor held recently. Ilene is
a ninth-grade student at
Owosso High School.

Hebrew Classes

Flint's Temple Beth El
will offer Hebrew classes 1
p.m. Thursdays beginning
June 29. No registration is
required, according to
Golda Shapiro, adminis-
trator of the religious

spouses will hold a potluck
supper 6 p.m. in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kronick.
Officers will be elected.
United Jewish Appeal cam-
paign workers are invited.
In case of rain, the event
will be held at Temple Beth

Singles, Marrieds
Will Have Picnic

The Shalom Group, for
young marrieds and singles,
will have a potluck picnic
5:30 p.m. Saturday in the
home of Debby Golden.
Participants are re-
quested to bring a food item
to serve or pay an admission
charge. For reservations,
call Ms. Golden, 239-3034.

Flint Seniors Plan
Luncheon Meeting

The Flint Jewish Com-
munity Council's Senior
Friendship Club will meet
noon Thursday at Temple
Beth El.
The club will be tendered
a luncheon by the Jewish
War Veterans Auxiliary
noon June 29 in the temple.
President Jack Gonte in-
vites prospective members.


Monday — Temple Beth
El Board of Education meet-
ing, 8 p.m., temple.

Mayor Kollek Visits Paris

PARIS (JTA) — Paris
Mayor and Gaullist Party
leader Jacques Chirac has
been invited to Jerusalem
by that city's mayor, Teddy
Kollek, who was in Paris re-
cently for an official visit.
Chirac has not yet fixed a
date for his trip to
Jerusalem but political cir-
cles believe the visit will
take place before the 1981
French Presidential elec-
tions when Chirac is ex-
pected to challenge Presi-
dent Valery Giscard D'Esta-

Kollek, who addressed a
Press conference at the end
of his official visit, said he
attached considerable polit-
ical importance to the visit
because France does not
recognize the unifiedstatus
of Jerusalem nor its status
as the capital of Israel.
When asked whether
the visit would improve
political relations bet-


ween France and Israel,
Kollek said: "I just would
not know. I have no opin-
ion on this subject."

Kollek stressed that he
hoped his visit made it clear
that there was only one
single and unified
Jerusalem. "There is no
western or eastern
Jerusalem, there only is a
unified city."

The Jtrusalem Mayor
said there was some ter-
rorism but that it was the
"imported variety." He
explained that the Arabs
wanted to have a sound
economy and "you just can-
not have tourism and ter-
rorism at the same time.
They just don't go together."

The French government
diplomatically avoided
being represented at the
banquets and receptions
given by Chirac in Kollek's


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