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July 01, 1966 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-07-01

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16—Friday, July 1, 1966

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Euromart Meets Some Demands by Israel; Ignores Others

BRUSSELS (JTA) The head of its principal exports to Euro-
peated its desire for associate
the European Economic Commu- mart, other farm products for
membership.
nity delegation to the EEC-Israel which
c Israel supplies final pro-
He also said that if general and
joint committee said the EEC was cessing and the general ques-
permanent peace was created in
willing to accept a reduction of tion of reciprocal trade arrange- the Mediterranean area,
it would
20 per cent in European Common ments.
have to be equitable in respect to
. .
Market customs on Israeli grape-
It was at this point that EEC treatment of all Mediter-
fruit segments but declined to
By BORIS SMOLAR
Herbst offered the reduction on ranean countries selling oranges
(Copyright, 1966, JTA, Inc.)
respond to a large number of Israel's grapefruit segment exports to the European Common Market.
Israeli complaints on other aspects but gave no positive reply on the
CULTURAL CURRENTS: More and more universities are planning of its Euromart trade.
The joint committee was set up other points raised by Najar.
to include courses on Jewish subjects in their programs . . . This
See NORM RUBY
The Israeli envoy noted that the
in the agreement under which
includes even universities with a small number 134 Jewish students
at
Israel received some limited con- powers of the joint committee were
. . . Today there are already about 50 universities which conduct cessions on its booming trade with limited, excluding consideration of
NORTHLAND FORD
such courses. and 12 of them have chairs . . . It is a fact established the six Euromart countries but such a major question as ' asso-
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c
membership for Israel, but
these fell far short of Israeli
by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture that there are Jewish these
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re-
parents who are now checking the programs of various universities hopes. The Israelis had sought an he stressed that Israel has
EEC.
to learn which have Jewish courses . . . These courses vary from associate membership in the
The meeting June 23 was the
Jewish religion, to Jewish history, to lectures on Yiddish literature second since the committee was
and language, to programs in Hebrew . . . Some of the American organized to deal on a limited scale
institutions of higher learning have been consulting . the National with Israeli complaints. The EEC
OF
Foundation for Jewish Culture on finding the proper lecturers for members include nine representa-
courses on Jewish subjects . . . The Foundation
tives of
the EEC
executive
com-
, which has become
mission
and 21
representatives
of
the "address" for Jewish culture, is also awarding grants to Jewish the six Euromart countries. It is
scholars attending colleges and universities and is arranging lectures fdhieraecicetodr by_t AhxeelEE
HCerbcs ot,migneinsseilo-anl
Eir
at various universities . . . Jewish scholars receiving grants from
department. The Israeli
the Foundation—which have the strong backing of the Council of
delegation is headed by Ambas-
Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds—can be found in at least sador Amiel Najar.
30 universities throughout the country . . . They include Columbia,
Ambassador Najar recalled
OF
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Brown, California, Cornell,
meeting discussed at the
f v iar rs irm
is eep
of the joint corn-
Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania Rutgers, Stan-
including
problems
of
ford, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Washington University in St. mission,
Israel's citrus
exports,
one of
Louis and other universities . . . Encouragement of individuals to
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many new scholars who already are making a significant contribution
as teachers, researchers, lecturers and writers in the various fields
of Jewish cultural endeavor . . . Thus far the Foundation has made ,
JERUSALEM — Abie Nathan,
more than 100 grants to graduate students, faculty members and {
independent scholars . . . This year, the Foundation received qualified mild-mannered restaurant owner
great metropolitan
Israeli
applications representing more than twice the amount of . money city. a played
the lone crusader
available for awards . . . While encouraged to note that there is again and continued his never-
now such active interest in pursuing Jewish cultural study, the I ending battle for peace with the
Foundation leaders fear that without the encouragement which the Arabs.
grant program makes possible, many of these promising scholars
This time Nathan, with six sup-
may be deflected from the Jewish field.
porters, hiked the 50 miles from
The National Foundation for Jewish Culture, which has been in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His effort
existence for less than six years, is not only engaged in encouraging' attracted little attention from the
individuals to enter the field of Jewish scholarship and in developing press until he approached the city
lecture programs on Jewish subjects in American universities .
. I and his number of followers grew
During the brief period of its existence, it has established itself as to 150 and finally thousands by the
a significant factor in other directions on the American Jewish time he reached the Knesset.
cultural scene . . . It inspired naticnal Jewish organizations to active
There he turned over letters
programs in the cultural field . . . It rendered important services to calling for peace with the Arabs.
many national cultural agencies by assisting them with specific
The letters were received by
projects . . . It gave specialized advice to Jewish communities . . • I parliamentarians reluctantly, as
seeking lecturers with specialized knowledge . . . It established I they expressed the belief that
valuable
contacts in seeking to interest Jewish academicians in Nathan is interested only in get-
things Jewish . . . All this, and other similar activities, the Foundation ting elected to the Knesset.
conducted on a meager budget of a little more than $100,000 a year, j Nathan denied this.
with most of the money coming from the Jewish welfare funds . . .l Nathan next attempted to de-
Much credit for the activities of the Foundation during the first five liver two letters, one to UN offi-
years of its existence goes to Dr. Judah J. Shapiro, who was the cials for Secretary General U
moving spirit of the Foundation . . . The executive director of the I Thant and the other to border
Foundation now is Harry I. Barron.
guards for King Hussein of Jordan.
He failed in both attempts.
Following these setbaCks, Nathan
held a press conference. He sug-
gested Israel offer passports to
Arab refugees who want to return
to Israel.
By BENNE7T CERF
He also suggested setting up a
committee to find out how much
ORD MORAN'S biography of his most important patient,
the Arabs want in compensation
Sir Winston Churchill, reveals that Sir Winston, despite
for their lost property in Israel.
his multitudinous duties and responsibilities, found time to
read at least one com-
plete novel a week, mix-
ing up current best sel-
lers with classics like
"Jane Eyre," "Candide"
and "Wuthering Heights."
Two of his favorite au-
thors were Trollope and
Alexander Pope.
One day, in a fit of
pique at medical men in
general and Lord Moran
Graduates of a Recognized Hebrew School are Eligible
in particular, he told the
latter, "Some day, sir, I'm
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