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November 20, 1987 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-11-20

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Enigma

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found a large "bamah" or
altar installation. In the cour-
tyard onto which the two
rooms open, a round hearth or
fire pit was found, which
already has yielded remains
of utensils and bones of
animals. Similar palaces with
hearths of this type have been
found in mediterranean coun-
tries occupied by Aegean
peoples, indicating the con-
nection between them and
the Philistines, said Prof.
Dothan.
Ekron was the farthest in-
land Philistine city in Israel,
located on the border with
Judah. Therefore,
distinguishing between the
Philistine and Judean struc-
tures, artifacts, town plann-
ing and even diet (the
Philistines raised and ate
pork, for example, unlike
their Israelite neighbors) of-
fers the most striking of con-
trasts in the region. "They
were an entirely distinct
ethnic group from the
neighboring Canaanites and
Israelites," notes Prof.
Dothan.
One of the intriguing ques-

tions facing the ar-
chaeologists in what has been
discovered so far at Ekron is
why olive oil production was
such an important part of the
economy, particularly in the
latter period (the 7th century
B.C.E.).

Prof. Gitin offers a possible
explanation: The period was
marked by an Assyrian en-
forced peace in the region,
enabling the Philistines to
concentrate on "home in-
dustrial development" rather
than on warring with hostile
neighbors. Furthermore,
Ekron was centrally located
in terms of north-south
(Assyria-Egypt) and east-west
(coastal-hill region) trade
routes. -

But what, then, of the many
four-horned altars? What of
the finely sculpted animal
figures?) Who were the god or
gods that the Philistines wor-
shipped? And what happened
to the Philistines after the
Babylonian conquest? Were
they carried off into slavery,
or were they assimilated into
the local culture?

Jordan Strengthened
By Arab Conference

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Tel Aviv (JTA) — The
Foreign Ministry believes the
Arab summit conference in
Amman last week strength-
ened the position of Jordan's
King Hussein and deepened
the decline of Palestine
Liberation Organization
leader Yasir Arafat, according
to the newspaper, Al
Hamishmar.
The ministry's appraisal is
based on analysis of the
resolutions passed at the
summit, the newspaper notes.
Although many of the fam-
iliar extremist Arab declara-
tions concerning the Israeli-
Arab conflict were contained
in the resolutions of the sum-
mit, they did not include the
usual demand for an indepen-
dent Palestinian state.
The resolution that the
PLO must participate in a
Mideast peace conference "on
the basis of equality" was
seen by the ministry as mean-
ing that the PLO would not
attend as a separate delega-
tion, but as part of a joint
delegation with Jordan.
Apparently, this could also
allow the formation of a
Jordanian-Palestinian
delegation, without explicit
mention of the PLO. It was
also noted that the summit
did not adopt the anti-Israel
formulations that the PLO
had demanded.

In addition, it is said that
the willingness to accept
Egypt back into the Arab fold
constitutes a de facto recogni-
tion of both the Camp David
accords and the State of
Israel.
Haaretz quoted the Kuwaiti
newspaper Al-Rai Al-Am as
saying that Syria will receive
$2.5 billion — presumably
from wealthier Arab coun-
tries including Saudi Arabia
— in exchange for its recon-
ciliation with Iraq. The paper
reported that this was decid-
ed in meetings held between
Presidents Saddam Hussein
of Iraq and Hafez Assad of
Syria at King Hussein's
residence.

Reparations
Sought

New York — Reparations for
the thousands of Jews ousted
from Libya will be sought by
a new organization, the Inter-
national Commission on the
Claims of Jews from Libya.
The Commission was formal-
ly incorporated Oct. 29 dur-
ing a ceremony held at the
national headquarters of the
Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith.
In 1970, Libya nationalized
private and communal pro-
perties of the Jews of Libya.

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