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June 20, 1969 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-06-20

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New 'Warming-Up' War on Borders
Described to Human Needs Parley

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Defense' education and research, housing,

Minister Moshe Dayan said Tues- manpower, social welfare, cam-
day that while Israel regards the paigns and development towns.
present situation as "transitory," j Slum clearance and the short-
a new war has begun. It is not an age of housing were cited as two
all-out war but rather a gradual of the most important social prob-
'warming up" along the cease-fire lems facing Israel. Minister of
Mies, he said. Housing Mordecai Bentov describ-
Gen. Dayan gave this appral- ed the situation to a workshop on
Sal to more than 200 delegates housing.
from abroad attending the In-
Be4ov said the housing short-
ternational Conference on Human
age increased social tensions,
Needs in Israel. The delegates
and sl m conditions influenced
represent major fund - raising
future eneration, and noted that
bodies in the United States and
slum clearance was less expen-
23 other countries. The purpose
sive n the long run than the cost
of their conference is to appraise
of um existence.
Israel's needs in the fields of
Beitov said that rentals in Israel

education and immi- average from $75 to $85 per month.
grant absorption.
For this reason, housing is an es
Gen. Dayan spoke at a closed sential requirement of the state
Military briefing, which also heard and must be heavily subsidized, he !

housing,

cerned. New methods have been
worked out and employed in the
Lachish regional settlement area
which were successful, he said.
Tsur noted that most of the land
in Israel requires costly reclama-
tion. He said 45 per cent of the land
available for settlement was pro-
vided by the JNF, which builds
roads, clears away rocks and levels
the ground.
The problem of finding means of
support for the 20 per cent of new
immigrants arriving with a low
level of education and skills was
discussed in a workshop on man-
power and development towns.
Mordecai Alton, mayor of Upper
Nazareth, a new development
town, described the purpose of Is-
rel's population, which is made up
largely of immigrants with low
skills and little education. The ave-
rage population of these towns is
10,000, and special facilities are
needed in them such as cultural
centers and social workers.
Deputy Minister of Absorption

from Israel Chief of Staff Maj. said. The minister said that 13,000
Gen. Haim Bar-Lev and Maj. Gen. new housing units were constructed
Zvi Tsur, the deputy minister of last year, but the need is for 90,000
defense.
units plus absorption centers and
hospital s.
I ease
d after-
a er- new
A communique re
wards reported that Gen. Dayan
Minister of Health Israel Barzilai
said the new warfare consisted of described to the workshop on Arye Eliav said that many new
sniping, artillery exchanges and health the various illnesses intro- immigrants are young, and most
terrorist raids, all in violation of duced into the country by new im- : have skills or professions that
the cease-fire agreements. He said ' migrants. Barzilai said the diseas- ' enable them to integrate rapidly.
a full-scale war was not envisaged es ranged from trachoma, common ' He said that out of 30,000 new-
but that the situation along the bor- among immigrants from Oriental comers last year, 500 were engin-
ders could deteriorate further. countries, to drug addiction among eers, 2,000 clerical workers and
Gen. Bar-Lev said the Israel young people .tho came from West- 2,500 with experience in trade
, and industry. He said that 80 per
Army has achieved its main oh- ern lands.
jectives: re-enforcement of the
He said that despite the increase cent of them are likely to be ah-
Cease-fire lines; the administration in types of illness. Israel's infant sorbed into the economy. The
of 1,000,000 Arabs in the occupied mortality rate has decreased con- problem lies with the 20 per cent
territories without undue difficul siderably and is among the lowest who lack trades, skills or profes-
ties; and frustration of terrorist in the world. Ile said the big prob- ! sims•
Meyer Weisgal, former president
efforts to cause a general uprising lem was a shortage of doctors and
in the occupied territories.
of auxiliary medical personnel. He of the Weizmann Institute of Sei-
that
a
recent
strike
in
ence,
chaired the workshop on
said
Israel
could
hold
out
in-
pointed
out
ne
definitely in the present situation a large government hospital was higher education. Speakers repre-
shortage
of
nurses,
not
senting
various
institution of high-
even if there is a deterioration' over the
wages. . er learning agreed that facilities
along the cease-fire lines.
insufficient to train the large
Gen. Tsur described Israel's de- A workshop in agricultural set- were
numbers of students that Israel re-
Tense budget and explained the tlement heard from Dr. Raanan quires. They said it costs the state
eConomic aspects of national secur- Weitz, head of the Jewish Agen-
ity, plans for acquiring additional cy's agricultural settlement de- I $17,000
to train a student for sci-
weapons and equipment and Is- partment, and Yaacov Tsur, ence even if he pays full tuition
fees.
rael's plans to produce defense chairman of the Jewish National
The workshop was told that Jews
. Fund. Dr. Weitz said that about
items for itself.
extraction comprised
Max M. Fisher joined the Det- 500 rural sellements were estab- of Oriental
55 per cent of the school population
of
which
about
1948,
roll delegation consisting of Paul ' lished since
the primary level, 40 per cent in
Zuckerman. William Avrunin and 1 300 are economically and socially at

the secondary school and only 12
per cent at university level. Edu-
He said there were about 50 set- cators
said that to increase the
and the address of welcome at the tlements dating from before Is
rael's independence which were not calve
number
of Oriental Jews who re-
session Monday.
a
high education required
Zuckerman was co-chairman of j yet consolidated, and he attirbuted r
assistance almost from
the workshop on manpower. Av. j this to lack of funds and the fact financial
special courses to
main was secretary of the social that a large proportion of their in birth as well as
way. But edu-

Toby Citrin at the conference.
Fisher gave the opening remarks

f

Farband Branch 114's general
meeting 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Labor Zionist Institute will feature
Movsas Goldoftas, educator, as
guest speaker. Refreshments will
be served. The public is invited at
no charge to this closing meeting
of the year, according to Abe
Freedman, president.

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The conference considered the iental countries.
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Dr. Weitz
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shops: agricultural settlement edu- of integrating immigrants
were in-
said that if the nation could
cation and culture, health, higher adequate as far as they were con- Sharef
reduce its defense budget by 16 per

problems of Israel in nine work-

Israel

cent, it could by itself solve such
social problems as housing, poverty
and equal education for all.
But, said Sharef, Israel cannot
afford to cut its defense expenses
by so much as 6 per cent, and
security needs will continue to
account for 40 per cent of the
national budget.
Sharef said Israel will need an
annual infusion of over $140,000,000
to cover the costs of imigrant ab-
sorption, education and housing.

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Fisher said the conference was

concerned with advancing Is-
rael's most precious resource—
its people. He said its aim was to
improve facilities for education,
immigrant absorption and health
services at a time when almost
every effort of Israel's govern.
ment and citizens must be dir-
ected to insuring physical surviv-
al in face of continuing hostility
from the neighboring Arab lands.

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