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The Detroit Jewish News, 1974-09-20

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Rabin Says U.S. and Israel Agree
on M.E. Arms; Aid Assured to Israel

WASHINGTON — Premier
Yitzhak Rabin of Israel con-
cluded four days of talks with
President Gerald Ford last
week, and said that the U,S.
and Israel have agreed on
how to proceed with Middle-
east diplomacy.
He added that the U.S. has
also given assurance to Is-
rael that it will meet her
military needs.
(Speaking on the NBC
"Meet the Press" program
Sunday, Prime Minister Rabin
was optimistic about the af-
fect of his talks with Presi-
dent Ford and Seeretary of
State Henry Kissinger, and
said that Israel is prepared
to make "'territorial conces-
sions in the interest of
peace.")
Rabin said that both the
U.S. and Israel were concen-
trating on new talks between
Israel and Egypt as the most
fruitful follow-up to the troop
separation accords Israel
r ea c h e d with Egypt and
Syria.
Rabin stressed that Israel
would not withdraw from ter-
ritory unless the other side
issued a pledge of non-bel-
ligerency. American officials
called this the opening state-
ment in negotiations for an
Israeli pullback from occu-
pied Egyptian lands in the
Sinai Desert in exchange -far
security guarantees.
American sources said in-
cluding Jordan in negotia-
tions was also discussed, but
that Israel prefers to deal
with the Egyptians first be-
cause a Jordanian deal would
cause serious political prob-
lems in Israel and probably
force a national election.
It could also lead to seri-
ous problems with the Pales-
tinians, who have refused to
agree to Jordan's negotiating
. for the Palestinians on the
West Bank of the Jordan
River. -
Continuation of American
military support for Israel
had been forecast in advance
of Rabin's visit but its dimen-
sions are still uncertain.
Israel is reportedly asking
for $1.5 billion annually in
military assistance for the
next five years. A high Is-
raeli official said, hOwever,
that the kind and amounts of
armaments are under discus-
sion, not their current costs.
Sources said Israel is seek-
ing 200 U.S. M-60 heavy
tanks, and - supplies of laser-
guide "smart bombs," mis-
sile-firing helicopters and
ground-to-ground, missiles.
U.S.-Israeli military discus-
sions were expanded when
Gen. Mordechai Hod, an ad-
viser to Rabin met with De-
fense Secretary James
Schlesinger. Hod, command-
er of Israel's southern com-
mand, was not named in the
anginal list of Rabin's en-
tourage.
The White House announce-
ment of continued support
came against a background
of reports that the Soviet
Union has resumed ship-
ments to Egypt of war
planes and spare parts for
the planes, tanks and mis-
sile installations Moscow had
previously supplied to the
Sadat government.
There also were reports
that the Soviets have in-
creased their arms shipments

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to Syria and have made that
country the strongest air
power of all of Israel's neigh-
bors.
The Russians were also re-
ported to be supplying Iraq
with the latest fighter-bomb-
ers.
Before returning to Israel,
Rabin spoke to 750 Ameri-
can Jewish leaders_Saturday
at a dinner in New York
sponsored by the Unit e d
Jewish Appeal and the Coun-
cil of Jewish Federations
and Welfare Funds.
He stressed that immedi-
ate economic and military
aid from the United States
to Israel was indispensible
to Israel's security and to
the success of any Mideast
peace negotiations.
Rabin said the major is-
sue and stumbling -block was
not territory, but the Arabs'
refusal to recognize an in-
dependent Jewish state.
Government Congressional
Leaders Attend Dinners
Honoring Israeli Premier
WA GTON (JTA) —
Government and congression-
al figures and leaders in
American-Jewish life attend-
ed a dinner last week for
Israeli Premier and Mrs.
Yitzhak Rabin given by Am-
bassador and Mrs. Simha
Dinitz.

Many of the guests also at-
tended a State dinner for the
Rabins at the White 'House.
The 40 dinner guests who
dined with the Rabins in-
cluded vice-presidential nom-
inee Nelson A.' Rockefeller
and Mrs. Rockefeller; Secre-
tary of State and. Mrs. Henry
A. Kissinger; Treasury Sec-
retary William Simon; Secre-
tary of Defense James
Schlesinger; White House
Chief of Staff Gen. Alexander
M. Haig; AFL-CIO• President
_George Meany; and Lt. Gen.
George S. Brown, chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Among the members of
Congress and Jewish leaders
were Sens. Frank Church;
Jacob K. Javits; Stuart Sym-
ington; Edward Kennedy;
Walter Mondale; and ' Rep.
John Rhodes; Max' Fisher,
chairman of the Board of
Governors of the Jewish
Agency; Rabbi Israel Miller,
chairman of the Conference
of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organiza-
tions and Paul Zuckerman,
general chairman of the
United Jewish Appeal.
Premier and Mrs. Rabin
made their first visit to
Washington since they left
here 17 months ago at the
end of Rabin's 'term as Is-
raeli Ambassador to the U.S.

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Collegians Study
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THE-DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

NEW CAM- •AC?

NEW -YORK—Almost 300
American and Canadian col-
lege students, and graduates
of Yeshiva High Schools be-
tween the ages of 17 and 22
left recently for a year of
intensive Judaic Studies in
Israel, it was announced by
Rabbi Mallen Galinsky, act-
ing director of the Torah
education department of the
World Zionist Organization-
American Section.

The students are selected
on the basis of scholaristic
achievement, serious interest
and commitment and recep-
tiveness to Jewish religious
and ethical ideals. The cur-
riculum is geared to their
future involvement in the
field ,of Jewish education,
communal leadership or the
rabbinate.
A group of 25 10th grade
students, aged 14-17, part of
90 students participating in
the new youth aliya one-year
study program in Israel, left
recently for the Sde Boker
educational complex in the
Negev.
Marking a new departure
in youth aliya programming,
the new program is geared
to teen-agers who are not
yet considering aliya.

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Immigrants' Second Generation
Led Jewish Climb 'in Academia

NEW YORK — A study in
Science magazine - reveals
that Jewish groups have ad-
vanced to second position
among 13 denominations in
the U.S. in the production of
scholarly and scientific doc-
torates and that an upsurge
in such productivity among
Middle Atlantic schools re-
flects the high output of Yes-
hiva University.
The study was made by
Kenneth R. Hardy, professor
of psychology, Brigham
Young University, "based on
exhaustive data gathered
over a 40 year period, and
includes "state and regional
analysis and individual col-
legiate institutions, specifi-
cally focusing on religips
variables."
In the study, Prof. Hardy
contrasts productivity reg-
ionally and among "denom-
inational" schools between
1920-39, and during 1950-61.
Surveyed were 295 schools,
81 of which were "under the
control of some religious de-
nomination."

productive state is Utah; and
that the most striking change
during the past 40 years has
been - the great surge - of
Middle Atlantic states from
seventh to second place in
regional productivity, led-bb
New York.

He writes that "The most
likely explanation for the
upsurge of Middle Atlantic
states . . in the later
period is the impact of Jew-
ish second generation immi-
gant. youth."

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He also states that "In the
case of the -Jewish faith, the
great productivity of 'Yes-
hiva University in the later
period is mirrored' in cer-
tain New York (and possible
other North Atlantic Sea-
board) schools.":
In noting the high academ-
ic productivity of Jewish
groups, which were second
from last during 1920-39,
Prof. Hardy points to a 1969
survey which showed that
Jews now constitute a dis-
The denominations studied proportionate percentage of
included: Quaker,• which con- university faculty in the
tinues to rank top from 1920; U.S.
Jewish; Church of the Breth-
This, he .says, "is more
ren; Presbyterian; Re- pronounced among the
formed, Christian Reformed; younger faculty more than
Evangelical; E.U. Brethren; the old, and is more pro-
M o r m o n; Congregational; nounced among the presti-
Methodist; Baptist; Luther- gious schools."
an; Roman Catholic; and
Further, of the 67 Ameri-
Disciples of Christ.
cans who were scientific
Prof. Hardy states that Nobel laureates up to 1965,
some denominations, such as 18, or 27 per cent, were
Episcopal and Unitarian, are- Jewish, he says.
not represented because
"they do not operate col-
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