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November 03, 1967 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-11-03

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, November 3, 1967-5

Medal Commemorates Declaration

The new state medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of
the Balfour Declaration issued by the Israel Government Coins and
Medals Corp. features a likeness of Lord Arthur Balfour and the
words "Balfour Declaration" in both Hebrew and English. On the
reverse side, a large tree is portrayed with the phrase, in English
and Hebrew, "To give thee this land to inherit." Each medal is
accompanied by a prospectus describing the full significance of the
Balfour Declaration, which the British government issued in 1917 to
pledge support for the establishment in Palestine of a national
home for the Jewish people. In bronze, the medal is being made
available at $4.50 each. In silver, medals will be available at $14
each. The medals may be ordered from the Israel Government Coins
and Medals Corp., 11 Keren Hayesod St., Jerusalem, with payment
in advance.

Vital Needs of Homeless Jews
Described by JDC to Mission

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The relief ly American Jews, "bear the en-
tire humanitarian program of im-
and rehabilitation work of the Joint
migrant aid and absorption."
Distribution Committee in 1968 re-
mains "a vital and indispensable
He reminded the mission that be-
pre-condition for survival in some fore the war, the Israelis con-
cases and for minimum well-being tributed $2 out of every $3 spent
in others for 375,000 Jews in Israel, for social welfare and assistance
Europe and Arab and Moslem to immigrants. Now, he said, the
countries." Louis Broido of New Jews of the free world had to be
York, JDC chairman, said here asked to bear "the humanitarian
Sunday.
burdens connected with immi-
Addressing the United Jewish gration."
Appeal mission currently survey-
Pincus said that the first prior-
ing the needs of Jews in those coup- Sties of this absorption campaign
tries, he said that the repercussions
were the construction of adequate
of the Six-Day War in June had
presented the JDC with its most
severe challenge in more than a
decade, "one which will affect its
program and budget for many
years to come." He added that the
focal point of JDC activities now
was in France and Italy, where
many thousands of Jews from the
Moslem North African countries
had found refuge.

Tel Aviv University to Open Fall Term With 8,000 Students

(Direct JTA Teletype Wire

its ability to forge ahead and lay

The board is scheduled to meet

generation."

on the question of raising funds
for the institute abroad. Sapir last
week called on all Israeli institu-
tions of higher learning to forego
their campaigns for funds abroad
in favor of the special emergency
fund campaign of the United Jew-
ish Appeal to meet Israel's urgent
security needs.

to The Jewish News)
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol
TEL AVIV — Tel Aviv Univer- the groundwork for moral and with
and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir
sity announced Tuesday it would spiritual development of a new

open its fall term next week with
a record enrollment of 8,000 stu-
dents, 1,300 more than last year.
The university turned down 1,000
applicants because of lack of space.
Dr. George Wise, re-elected
president of the university at a
closed meeting of its board of
governors, called for more contri-
butions to enable the university to
expand. He spoke at ground-break-
ing ceremonies for the new Peretz
Naftali Social Science Building.
Earlier, the university laid the
cornerstone of its 10-story medical
school building.
Haifa University, Israel's young-
est, dedicated its first building Oct.
25 and Bar-Ilan University dedi-
cated its Gustav Wurzweiler Li-
brary Sunday.
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and
Minister of Education Zalman
Aranne attended the Haifa dedi-
cation. Eshkol declared that higher
education should not be made to
serve the selfish ends of those
possessing it but should serve the
country and the people.
Speaking at the site of the new
medical school in Tel Aviv, Health
Minister Israel Barzilai said "it is
unfortunate that we meet to re-
joice in such a ceremony while the
victims of the destroyer Elath have
been laid to their eternal rest. But
the nation must remember that the
country's very strength comes from

The Technion, Israel's Insti-
tute of Technology, began its
44th academic year Tuesday with
ceremonies on the campus wel-
coming 1,010 first-year students.
The total student body, now
numbering 5,200, includes 60 for-
eign students from underdevel-
oped countries of Africa and
Asia and 26 Arab and other
local minority group members.

Zeev Sharef, minister of corn

merce and industry, called for es-
tablishment of a new department
at the Technion for textile engi-
neering. He noted that the textile
industry now accounts for 14 per
cent of Israel's industrial output.

A 1968 budget of 32,000,000 Is-
rael pounds ($10,666,000) was pre-
sented to the board of governors
of the Weizmann Institute of Sci-
ence here by its chairman Dr.
Dewey D. Stone, of Brockton, Mass.

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He said that all but a few
hundred of the 4,000 Jews in
Libya had fled to Italy. He re-
ported that, in France, about
50,000 Jews were In need of
some form of JDC help. In the
past 10 years, he reported, the
Jewish population of France had
risen from 300,000 to more than
500,000. He said this had result-
ed in a lack of such communal
services as Jewish schools, syna-
goguees, children's homes and
homes for the aged.

Social workers of the French
Jewish community were instructed
in Paris Sunday how to welcome
and integrate an estimated 10,000
Jewish refugees from North Africa
who have immigrated to France
since the Six-Day War, the largest
movement of its kind since the
exodus of Algerian Jews in 1962.
These new arrivals, about 6,000
from Tunisia and 4,000 from
Morocco, will require aid from the
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Members of the UJA mission also
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Israel and later toured the home
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sored by Malben, the JDC-support-
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and infirm.

Aryeh L. Pincus, Chairman of
the Jewish Agency, told the 550
members of the United Jewish
Appeal study missoin that "the
Six-Day War did not solve any
of the urgent problems facing
More than 350,000 of Israel's re-
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