This article examines the factors that influenced the trends in archaeological excavations in Judea and Samaria during the decade attending the 1967 Six-Day War. Examination reveals a close connection between the political trends in Israel as they pertained to Judea and Samaria and the archaeological excavations undertaken in this region. When a prime minister appeared to consider Judea and Samaria an inseparable part of the state of Israel archaeologists followed (Meir). But when prime ministers regarded Judea and Samaria as territory that would be returned to the Jordanians (Eshkol and Rabin), the archaeologists stopped excavating in the region.
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|State||Published - 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Centre for Jewish Israel Studies, Ariel University.
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- Golda Meir
- Judea and Samaria
- Levi Eshkol
- West Bank
- Yitzhak Rabin