Ben-Gurion Sees Free Russia in Year 2000
M. Mendes-France Acclaimed at
Brandeis Dinner; University's
Progress Outlined by Dr. Sachar
NEW YORK, (JTA)—By the century, as circulated by the
year 2000, Russia will be a Union of American Hebrew
"free and democratic" country, Congregations. The I s r a el
similar to the United States, the Prime Minister's answers ar-
United Nations will lead the rived in the form of a letter
world as a "moral force" and dated Nov. 9 to the UAHC
possibly a world government, I president, Rabbi Maurice N.
there will be no atomic world Eisendrath.
war, cancer will be conquered
Declaring that "there are no
"completely," peace will be es- , prophets in our days—at any
tablished between Israel and rate, if there are, I am not one
the Arabs, and a Jew "may be" of them," Ben-Gurion expressed
elected President of the, United the hopeful view t in
the next 20 or 3
• These are the optimistic pre- will become a
e large num-
dictions of Israel's Prime Min- cratic countr
ister David Ben-Gurion, made in ber of univ ity graduates i
reply to a questionnaire calling Russia," h forecast, "who
ars' time will nu
for" views on the future of Jew- 20 or 30
ish life, religion and world af- ber 25-30 illion or
fairs at the start of the next will ma the
ence o total
* "Du g this
chang will also
the U -d States,
ers, fa ers and s
Almost everywhere on the in that eat and f
Yeshiva University campus, 'Far-reac i g socia eforms will
Washington Heights, New York, be carrie s ut,
d the Soviet
the face of a Union, th
ted States and
Hain is seen. the countries of Europe will
For the first not differ greatly from each
time in the other in their free democratic
University's regimes and their social ad-
74-year history vancement. This state of affairs
four members will come about, I hope, even
of the same im- before the end of the present
• to fam- century."
Peace with the Arabs in the
g the un r- next 40 years Mr. Ben-Gurion
sity at t
A distinguished audience of in the end," M. Mendes-
more than 500, who attended the France said.
He envisioned the emancipa-
champagne supper of the Detroit
Chapter of Brandeis University tion of new countries in 15 years
Associates, at the Sheraton Cadil- and that great human changes in
lac Hotel. last - Sunday, gave a all countries will mark a sharp
warm welcOme to former Pre- break with the past.
Fear of inflation, the French
mier of France, M. Pierre Men-
des-France, and heard a report leader said, has deterred meas-
on the university's progress from ures to avoid inflation. He said
its president, Dr. Abram L. that a "boom • mentality" and
fear of depressions has been re-
Acknowledging the many valu- sponsible for recessions.
Referring to a very recent visit
able gifts to the university by
Detroiters, Dr. Sachar said that in Israel, he said that • in the
the reason for Brandeis Univer- Jewish State- he. found "a most
sity's progress is "the kind of impressive example of a con-
constituency" inherent in Jewish trolled policy of full employment
communities that support it has carried out in full agreement
with the laboring masses, thus
made the successes possible.
avoiding inflation in Israel."
"You and other communities
"Thus," he said, "restraint
throughout the land are banded and sacrifice are Accessary if
together in a phalanx of loyalty," economic expansion is to be
Dr. Sachar said. "The reason for attained without inflation. We
the success of this Jewish-sup- must do everything to combat
ported American university is misinformation in achieving
that we don't like to be hitch- stability."
hikers, we don't like always to
He- said it was comforting to
be guests. Through Brandeis we know that universities, including
have become hosts."
Brandeis University, are wide
The Brandeis University awake in recognizing their role
president announced that the in providing such valuable infor-
Shiffman Humanities Center, mation.
which was made possible by
Among the guests at the din-
the generous gift of Abraham ner was the new French Consul
Shiffman, will be dedicated in in Detroit, M. Alain Chaillous.
the spring. He expressed the
Taubman, in his introductory
hope that a large Detroit dele- remarks, told of the progress
gation will participate in the made by the local chapter. He
asked the gathering to stand in
Dr. Sachar also mentioned tribute to the memor; of Myron
three halls established at Bran- P. Unger, who at the time of
deis with gifts from Detroiters- his recent death, was executive
Allen, Immerman and DeRoy vice president of the Detroit
Halls. He also spoke enthusi- chapter.
Leonard N. Simons, who intro-
astically about the chapels for
the three major faiths at Bran- duced M. Mendes-France, out-
22, a mor in
deis, one of them, for the Protes-
tants, having been made possible tinguished career. He said the
e ; Rob ert,
by the gift from C. Allen Harlan, former French Premier was a
20, a junior in
scion of one of the oldest Se-
noted Detroit Christian leader.
He said there was an addi- phardic families. He recalled
tional reason for satisfaction at that M. Mendes-France served in
17, a senior in
Brandeis this year — the univer- the Cabinet of the late French
versity's accreditation by Phi Premier Leon Blum, that he was
versi g h
decorated four times by his goy- . School; and K
Dr. Sachar welcomed the gift
freshman in . Y
in memory of Leon Winkelman major positions.
Dr. Richard Hertz gave the visor of th
for teaching fellowship in geron-
nds the co.
He invited continued support
on - a -Ge
by Detroit Jewry because "your
assistance gives us freedom to
high - s
teach and makes us secure." He
ss. The fo
urged the enrollment of addi-
tional associates and said "if we
LONDON, (JTA) — "As a only ch ren of Sim
get enough associates we'll live people we knew how to survive
up to the promise that our uni- in bad times, but we have not German
versity will be open to all, with- yet learned to survive in good Elects Ne
out distinction as to race or times," Dr. Nahum Goldmann Indemnificati
creed, and to be dedicated to declared here at a dinner of
search for the truth."
the British Zionist Federation,
a 33-year-old attorney who has
A. Alfred Taubman, presi- given in his honor.
The challenge that faces the frequently attacked neo-Nazi ac-
dent of the Detroit Chapter of
Brandeis University Associates, Jewish people now is how to, tivities and resurgent anti- Semi-
who presided at the dinner, remain Jewish, the World tism in West Germany, was elect-
announced that gifts secured Zionist leader said. In olden chairman of the indemnification
from the gathering totalled days, he declared, this- issue did committee of the Bundestag,
not arise. There had been other lower house of Parliament. Mr.
dangers and tribulations, but Jahn is a member of the Bun-
M. Mendes-France gave an en- the Jewishness of the next destag, representing the Social
lightening address on the eco- generation was 'always taken' Democratic Party.
nomic issues that face the for granted. This challenge
to the commit-
world today. Discussing the East- would only be met by an edur
West struggle, he disputed the tional e f f or t all over the
fears that are rampant and ex- Diaspora.
st month on
pressed the view that atomic
Goldmann noted that t
energy will become a part of Jewish schools of the Briti
_ ous r
major industrial undertakings Zionist Federation were an
rather than a threat of war.
ample to other Jewish comm _ vakia.
all matters of
Recognizing the continuation nities in the Anglo-Saxon cou
Jews and other
of economic competition be- tries, particularly where Jewi
tween East and West, he said schools are not yet taken fo victims
that he believed the world will
d. There was no reason,
continue to be the victim o
st leader 'said, why
East-West struggle but
1dren should not
"nuclear war is unthiiik e be- learn Heb w as the language
cause it woule. eq alent to of their
alk about the part-
Israel and the
vides its people wi
- living conditions
saw as a certainty: "I have
hardly the slightest doubt that
even before the end of the 20th
Century peace will be ,estab-
lished between Israel and the
Arabs, and we and our neigh-
bors will cooperate in the
economic, cultural and political
spheres," he stated. He also
spoke optimistically, though
with some reservations, of the
prospects for an American Jew
serving as a president of the
U.S. in the next 40 years.
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