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October 21, 1960 - Image 37

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1960-10-21

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NEW YORK, (JTA)—Research in Israel has produced im-
portant medical advances for Egypt, it was reported at the third
annual conference on Science and Technology in Israel and- the
Middle East, held . under the. auspices • of the American Tech-
nion Society. . •
Michael Doron, representative for research progranis in
Prime Minister David- Ben-Gurion's office, told the 400 delegates
attending the two-day parley at the Hotel Astor that one of
Israel's top virologists, several years ago, had done important
research in the tropical disease known as "West Nile Fever."
This disease, he said, was a health problem in Israel, and is "a
major health problem for one of our neighbors, through which
the Nile River flows."
An Israel research team received a grant from one of the
leading American research foundations to study the "epidemiol-
ogy of West Nile Fever" and the resulting study was described
by the foundation as "contributing greatly to understanding the
clinical aspects of the disease." Doron did not elaborate, but pre-
sumed that the research furthered in Israel was made available,
through the American foundation, to Egypt and other Middle East
countries where West Nile Fever poses a health problem. -
A total of 2,500 scientists are now working in 23 institutions
• throughout Israel conducting both basic and applied research,
Doron reported. He said that this figure does not include hospital
laboratories, laboratories of large industrial plants, a number of
agricultural experimental stations, and Israel's defense apparatus.
Twenty percent of all scientific research efforts under way in
Israel are conducted at the Technion, he added.
Of Israel's scientists, Doron said, half are occupied with
pure or basic scientific research "that may not have any practical
results for thirty or forty years." He compred this with less
than ten percent as the basic research figure in the United States
and attributed the Israeli emphasis, first of all, to "the tradi-
tional Jewish quest for knowledge and understanding."
In discussing sociological medical studies of an entirely new
nature, made possible by the immigration into Israel in the last
decade, the Israeli speaker mentioned that a study of 40,000
Yemenite Jews showed not one case of heart disease. This was
attributed to diet rather than mode of life.
Another study of Jewish immigrants from Kurdistan, where
most marriages are by first cousins, showed that the children
"were taller and heavier than average and that there was no
alarming amount of mental deficiency."
In another report to the conference, Benjamin Cooper, chair-
man of the sessions, and vice-president of the American Tech-
nion Society, declared that Israel's engineers and technicians are
working in 28 African and Asian nations, extending the type of
technical assistance that benefited Israel's rapid economic inde-
pendence in the last decade. Cooper told the assembled dele-
gates that "engineers make the best diplomats in this age of

Soustelle Heads New French Party's Attack
on Arab League 'Hitler-Like' Racist Policy

PARIS, (JTA)—Sharp resolu-
tions condemning the "racist
policy" of the Arab League, and
attacking President Gamal. Abdel
Nasser of the United Arab Re-
public as "a dictator trying to
provoke a world conflagration
through his actions and propa-
ganda," were adopted at a meet-
ing of a newly emerging political
party, the "Committee for Demo-
cratic Defense and Action."
The group is headed by Jacques
Soustelle, former close associate
of President Charles de Gaulle.
Another resolution adopted at

the meeting called for "equal
rights for Jews in Russia."
Soustelle compared Nasser's
pan-Arab policy to "Hitlerism and
nazism." He affirmed strong op-
position to the UAR's candidacy
for .a seat on the United Nations
Security Council, and requested
that the French Government
"oppose that candidacy • with all
available means."
Linking Nasserism with "the
Kremlin's subversive movement
in Africa and Asia," Soustelle
told the • meeting: "Nasser is
threatening not only Middle Fast
peace but world peace."

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released its eighth annual Joint
Program Plan for Jewish Com-
munity Relations, indicating the
joint judgments of the constitu-
ent agencies of NCRAC as to
Jewish community relations ac-
tivities that should receive major'
emphasis in the coming year.
Among programs stressed in
this year's plan are activities to
guard against recurrences of
last winter's swastika-smearing
epidemic, to counteract the
Arab boycdtt and Arab pro-
paganda campaigns, and to deal
with the problem of anti-Semitic
agitators .
Recommended activities in-
clude giving widest possible
currency during the present
election campaign to the posi-
tion that "religion has no
relevance to fitness for public
The recommended activities
are set forth under several
large headings, including:

(1) Greater intensive assistance to
schools and other agencies working
with young people.
(2) Greater efforts to enlist public
opinion against the Arab boycott
campaign and to counter Arab pro-
paganda in the United States.
(3) Closer study of the position of
Jewish communities in regard to

World Over Issue on
Jews in Middle Ages

The Crusades . . . the Golden
Age in Spain . . . Academies in
Babylonia . . . the Talmud . . .
the Moslem World . . . Mairno-
riides . . . Rashi — most people
have heard of these names,
places, and periods, but in many
they produce no more than a
fleeting stab of recognition.
To illuminate the epoch cover-
ing these personalities and events,
World Over, the leading magazine
of Jewish interest for youngsters,
published a special issue called
"Jewish Life in the Middle Ages,
portraying, in original art and
text, the highlights and shadows
of a tremendously important
epoch in Jewish life, a time of
great productivity and outstand-
ing personalities.
Among the contents of the
special issue: a description of the
languages developed by Jews in
their wanderings; a synoptic sur-
vey of Jewish history of the
period; a new map showing paths
of dispersion, lands of settlement
and routes of trade; strikingly
executed vignettes depicting Jew-
ish costumes and customs during
the so-called "Dark Ages"; brief
biographies of notables of the era;
a - collection of rare prints, in-
cunabula, and other documents
revealing the role played by Jews
in learning, exploration, science,
and commerce in medieval times.
Later, World Over will publish
a second special — "The World
of Eastern Europe."

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(4) Similar close examination of
the actual threat posed by anti-
Semitic agitators and the advisabi-
lity of seeking new legislation
against some of their more virulent
(5) Stimulation of grtater inter-
religious discussion of church-state
issues and cooperative approaches
to promoting good interfaith atti-
tudes among children in church
and synagogue-connected schools.
(6) Continued• efforts to remove
religious observances and practices
from public schools.
(7) Greater efforts to build un-
derstanding among Negroes of the
Jewish stand on civil rights •and to
promote personal contacts between
Jews and Negroes.
(8) Support of equal opportunity,
including especially equality of op-
portunity for housing, regardless of
race, color or religion.

Explaining the purpose of the
Joint Program Plan, Lewis H.
Weinstein, Boston 'attorney.
chairman of the NCRAC,
stressed that the programs set
forth in the plan are recom-
mendations to the constituent
agencies, each of which inde-
pendently determines its own
A major portion of the Joint
Program Plan is devoted to
a review and analysis of the
preceding year. The most signi-
ficant events for Jewish commu-
nity relations are summed up
as follows:

A violent, possibly merely episodic
but also possibly deeply sympto-
matic outbreak of anti-Semitic van-
dalism and desecration.
Evidence of Congressional im-

in implementing its declared policy
that the Suez Canal should be
open to the shipping of all nations;
reflected in an am.ndr.-..,, -, * to "e
foreign aid bill, adopted by sub-
stantial majorities, despite
tion by the Administration and by
the Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee chairman.
A sharp rise in public discussion
of church-state issues, sparked by
the injection of the question of
religion into the Presidential nomi-
nating campaigns, Ivith consequent
heightening of Catholic-Protestant
The dramatically accelerated ad-
vance, despite setbacks in some
places and in Some respects, in the
long-term tend toward racial equal-
ity, both in our own nation and
in virtually every other part of the

United States policy in the
Middle East called ambig-
uous. American acquiescence in
Nasser's embargo on Israel and
in Arab discrimination against
American Jews, notwithstanding
repeated condemnations of the
Egyptian interference with free
passage through the Suez Canal,
and United States support of a
World Bank loan to Nasser have
made this country appear in a
"posture of impotence toward
Egypt," the review comments.

According to the U.S. Office
of Education, 5'7 per cent of
the total book collections in our
colleges and universities are
owned by 124 of 1509 institu-

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37 - THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS — Friday, October 21, 1960

Egypt Aided • by Israeli Science,
NCRAC Issues Action Program for '60-'61
The National Community Re- censorship, book-banning and re- patience with our Administraiion'i
Doron -Tells Techniort Conference lations
Advisory Council lated clean literature" campaigns. vacillation and seeming impotence

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