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October 17, 1969 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1969-10-17

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6—Friday, October 17, 1969


American College Begins Second Year in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — The American ties. Middle Eastern and Israeli

Dean _-Icheson Relates Why Truman Barked Statehood for Israel

Acheson. secretary of state in Pre-
sident Truman's cabinet, asserted
in a recent CBS television inter-
view, that there were two main
motivations behind Truman's sup-
port for the creation of a Jewish
state: one pragmatic. the other

e' allege in Jerusalem opened its studies.
held be-
atoloodnred Jerusalem
"rend year as a four-year liberal forTehesec,oenrvaolch
arts English-language college at
civic leaders, faculty members.
convocation in Beit Ilakerem students and members of the
diplomatic corps in the gardens
■■ ct. 8.
The pragmatic consideration cen-
of the college dormitory at Herz!
While the 140 students are corn
Blvd. in Beit Ilakerem.
tered on the problem of how to
prised mostly of American youth.
College president, Professor Nor- cope with ove r 100.000 Jewish sur-
tile college includes the children man Greenwald, emphasized thai vivors in Nazi camps that had fal-
of diplomatic personnel in Israel. the college is based on the Ameri- len under U.S. control after the
Arab students from the \Vest Bank can system of general liberal arts eThel of world War II. TIM Man was
and East Jerusalem. and students education providing its students— under increasing pressure from
from various parts of the world.
all of them are non-Israeli—the op-. his generals in Europe to find
The college is designed for stu- iiiirtunities of "dual cultural ex- some way of liberating those Je•vs
dents wishing to study in English perience. - combating the trend to- in their charge. Truman had first
sought congressional approval for
at an institution of higher educa- wards specialization and monocul
[ion in Israel: towards an AB dc- turism in many educational sys- their immigration to the U.S. out-
side the regular quotas, but con-
gree in social science, humani- terns.

rejected the a devoted Zionist, had unceasingly
sought to influence Truman in
favor of a Jewish state. This was
Thereupon, Truman began to
Truman's "emotional" link with
urge England that it open the
the Jewish yearning for a national
doors of Palestine. The Arabs
home in Palestine, said Acheson.
countered with an ultimatum
threatening war on Britain if
she complied with Truman's re-
quest. At this point, England an-
nounced its termination of the
Palestine Mandate, and the idea
of an independent Jewish state
became highly topical. Truman
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threw his support in this direc-
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gressional leaders
plan, said Acheson.

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