Israeli archeologist being super interested not in the Ancient Israelite culture..but in the Philistine culture should be a surprise to you. And then turning our enemies into a people with common ritual devices is even more radical ..against the normally Jew way of perceiving things. It sounds like your preconceptions have blinded you. Maybe like Samson you need a haircut.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)