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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-07-21

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Herodian Burial Vault Found on Mt. Scopus Campus

JERUSALEM-.A well preserved burial
cave dating back approximately 1,900 years
was found accidentally a few weeks ago on
the 'Hebrew University's Mount Scopus
Prof. Naham Avigad, Hebrew University
archeologist studying the discovery, ascribes
its importance to the fact that seldom has
a grave been found in the Jerusalem area
with such elaborate masonry and elaborate
Just before the six-day war broke out.
policemen stationed on Mount Scopus were
digging a pit when they came across what
seemed to be an archaeological find. Prof.
Avigad was summoned and came up by the
(then) fortnightly armored convoy and,

Israel Needs
Chance to Solve
Refugee, Other

In the tombs were a number of small
assisted by archaeology students, began to
unearth the site. Yair Goren, representa- stone ossuaries, decorated with rosette pat-
tive of the university's maintenance depart. terns. These contained bones which had
ment on the Mount Scopus campus, helped been collected in 'accordance with Jewish
arrange for the actual digging which was burial rites from the time of the Second
done by a number of policemen.
While tension mounted on Israel's borders , One of the ossuaries bears the Hebrew
"Hanania, the son of Yonathan" en-
and the police garrison on Mount Scopus
prepared for battle, the excavation was graved in the soft stone.
In addition. two man-sized sarcophagi
nearly completed.
Approximately 3-4 meters under the were found, one of them remarkable for its
ground, a burial cave comprising one larger exceptionally rich ornamentation carved in
chamber (2.4x3.0) and three smaller ones the hard stone. On the front side are vine
was located. The walls of the rock-cut tendrils with clusters of grapes, while the
chamber are faced with finely dressed lid is decorated with ivy leaves.
Prof. Avigad considers the find to be a
stones and roofed with carefully built bar-
burial vault of a noble Jewish family from
rel vaults.

the time of King Herod the Great. approxi-
mately the beginning of the 1st Century
This is the first archaeological discovery
on the university's Mount Scopus campus
area, the best known being the Nicanor
Tomb which was discovered in 1902. One
of the ossuaries discovered in that tomb
bore a Greek inscription mentioning Nica-
nor of Alexandria ,who had made (i.e.
donated) a gate to Herod's Temple. The
evaluation of this discovery was completed
by the .Hebrew University department of
archaeology in 1929.
Prof. Avigad will shortly_publish a report
on the recent discovery.




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United Jewish Charities Allocaies $500,000
Endowment Fund to Israel Emergency Fund

A contribution of $500,000 from the endowment fund of the United
Jewish Charities brought the total of the Israel Emergency Fund of the
Allied Jewish Campaign to more than $6,000,000.
Announcement of the half-million dollar gift
was made jointly by Louis Tabashnik, president
of the United Jewish Charities, Hyman Safran,
president of the Jewish Welfare Federation, and
Paul Zuckerman, chairman of the Israel Emerg-
ency Fund.
The UJC had previously acted to make a cash
advance of $500,000 to the Emergency Fund early
in June. By action of its board on July 13 the
advance was converted to an outright gift. In
announcing the gift Tabashnik commented: "The
UJC has been building its endowment fund for
the purpose of meeting urgent emergencies in
Jewish life. The crisis in Israel is certainly such
an emergency. We are pleased that the growth
of undesignated funds in the UJC made this gift
Louis Tabashnik
Max M. Fisher, national general chairman of

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the United Jewish Appeal. pointed out that Detroit's action is the
third instance among the organized Jewish communities where a signi-
ficant grant has been made from reserve funds to the Israel Emergency
Fund. The other two cities are Cleveland and San Francisco. "The
grant by a leading community like Detroit will serve as an example to
other cities and organizations." he said. -
Meanwhile contributors continue to respond to a mail appeal for
broad community participation in the Israel Emergency Fund and spe-
cial efforts are under way to continue the accelerated payment of pledges.
Participants in the Israel Emergency Fund include non-Jews as well a a
as Jews. Children have sponsored parties to raise small sums, and their
interest is indicative of the spontaneous response to the appeal that has
come from all quarters.
William Avrunin, Federation executive director. reported that more
than $6,500.000 had been forwarded to the UJA since May 18 in behalf
of both the regular Allied Jewish Campaign and the Emergency Fund.
He commended the special collection campaign under the chairmanship
of Irwin I. Cohn.
Pledges and payments are to be sent to Allied Jewish Campaign
headquarters, 163 Madison, Detroit 48226.


'One-Sided M. E. Arms Race' Is
Seen as New Danger to Israel

U.S. to Continue Arms to Sonic
Arab States, Rusk Tells Senators

WASHINGTON, July 16 (JTA)—Foreign Minister Abba S. Eban of
Israel said he had no comment on the issue of possible United States supply
of military equipment to Israel. He said his meeting here with Secretary
of State Dean Rusk was a periodic and normal exchange of views and
involved a "general discussion chiefly on the political aspects of the
Situation on how to get peace."

Following the meeting at the State Department. Eban. accompanied by
Ambassador Avraham Harman, had a further meeting with Assistant
Secretary of State Lucius Battle and other officials.

Rusk had appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on
Friday in a session which dealt largely with Middle East developments.
He defended the American policy of providing arms to some of the Arab
states and predicted that it would be continued. Members of the committee,
disturbed because American weapons had been used against Israel rather
than against Communist or pro-Communist elements, asked Rusk if he
believed arms sales to the Arabs had turned out to be "wise policy." The
seeretary snapped: "Yes, I do." He said the administration wanted to
avoid a "polarization" in the Middle East in which all Arab arms would

be Russian and all Israeli arms would be American.

Rusk predicted that the policy of providing arms to the Arabs would be
continued. He held that a reason that American munitions supply to the
Arabs should not be halted was that it helped prevent cohesion of the Arab
states. He said the Arab states were not in complete accord on policies
toward Israel and the rest of the world.

Israel Ambassador to the U.S. Avraham Harman expressed deep concern
Tuesday over the new arms race and the reports that armaments again would be
provided to Arab countries. He warned against a "one-sided arms race" in a
speech at the National Press Club and expressed the hope that the Johnson admin-
istration would relax its freeze on shipments of arms to Israel.
The U.S. Defense Department meanwhile admitted in Washington on Tuesday
that hundreds of Arab military officers. including some from the states that attacked
Israel last month are still receiving training at bases in the United States.
Army sources disclosed that 47 Israeli soldiers are currently being trained
at Fort Bliss. Fort Leavenworth. Lackland Air Base, the Quantico Marine Base and
Cecil Field in Florida.
A Defense Department spokesman said that 57 Jordanian Army officers and
pilots are still receiving training at more than 15 bases and airfields around the
country. The Jordanians are being trained in artillery, armor and the aerial techniques
perfected by American flyers in Vietnam.
Although Syria broke off
diplomatic relations with the
One-Fourth of Israel's
United States and expelled
War Dead Were Officers
American diplomats from Da-
LONDON (JTA)---Brig. Chaim Herzog, first
mascus, a Syrian officer is
military governor of the Israeli-occupied West
still receiving advanced train-
Bank of Jordan. declared here that 23 per cent of
ing at Fort Lee, Va., the U.S.
the Israelis killed in action in the June war had
Army confirmed. While Iraq
been officers. Speaking at a meeting sponsored
broken off relations with
by the Anglo-Jewish Association, Brig. Herzog
the United States and partici-
cited the figure to support his statement that one
pated in the war against Is
of the principal reasons for Israel's overwhelming
rael, six Iraqi Army officers
victory was the quality of the leadership of its
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armed forces.

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