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December 05, 1975 - Image 8

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1975-12-05

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8 December 5, 1975

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Arab Students at Hebrew U. Refuse Obligatory Guard Duty

BY MOSHE RON

Jewish News Special
Israel correspondent

.

ANGLO-JEWISH with Jules Abrams Mon. 9-10 a.m.,
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Thurs.-9-10 a.m.
YIDDISH with Lou Levine Wed. and Fri. 9-10 a.m.
HEBREW with Uri Segal Tues. 9:30-10 a.m.

TEL AVIV — Arab stu-
dents in the Israeli universi-
ties have the same rights as
the Jewish students, but
they refuse to keep the same
duties as the Jewish stu-
dents: to guard the campus,
the clubs and the dormito-
ries against Arab terrorists.
In the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem 350 students
have more dormitories in
the campus and its vicinity
than the Jewish students.
Each student who gets a
dormitory signs an obliga-
tion that he will take part in
guarding the campus, other-
wise he has to leave.
Recently, an Arab stu-
dent, Ibrahim, received an
order to leave his dormitory
after he had refused to take
part in guard duty. About
200 Arab srudents organ-
ized a demonstration on the
campus carrying slogans
against the "racist" state of
Israel. Ibrahim refused to
leave the dormitory, He
argued that since Arabs in

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Honors Famous Jewish-American Patriots

HAYM SALOMON 1740-1785

Financier • - Banker of the American Revolution • Patriot

aym Salomon was a fervent patriot
whose love of liberty and business
acumen combined to make him the
financial hero in the War of Inde-
pendence. Born in Poland in • 1740. he was
forced to flee that country in 1772, due to his
fight for freedom, along with Pulaski and
Kosciusko who became military heroes of the
Revolution.
Salomon prospered from the very start in
America, doing business with wealthy loyalists
while joining the Sons of Liberty, a group of
revolutionary patriots. He was twice arrested
by the British..but managed to escape execution
bOth times: finally fleeing to Philadelphia.
Salomon's reputation for honesty and skill in
trade, especially foreign, attracted Robert
Morris, then Superintendent of Finance, who
called on him for help in raising money to wage .
the war. arid later to save the emerging nation
from financial collapse. Morris' diary indicates
some 75 'transactions were made by the two
men between August 1781 and April 1784.
As President Calvin Coolidge said of Haym

Salomon: "He negotiated for Robert Morris
all the loans raised in France and Holland. -
pledged his personal faith and fortune for enor-
mous amounts, and personally advanced large
sums to such men as James Madison, Thomas
Jefferson, Baron Steuben, General St. Clair and
many other patriot leaders who testified that
without his aid they could not have carried on
the cause. -
Salomon's place in history is memorialized by
a 20-foot high statue standing at Wabash and
Wacker in Chicago. Unveiled in 1941, the
statue depicts three great Revolutionaries,
George Washington in the middle, flanked by
Robert Morris and Haym Salomon. It is a tell-
ing tribute to the Jewish-American patriot
whose life was dedicated to his family, friends
and country.

-

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Israel are not enlisted in the
Army, he should be exempt
from guard duty.

The leaders of the Jew-
ish students in Jerusalem,
David Asolin and Ariela
Randel, declared categori-
cally, that Jewish students
are not obliged to guard
the lives of the Arab stu-
dents and that all students
have to participate in the
guard duties. They ac-
cused the Arab Students
Association of being radi-
cal and using each inci-
dent on the campus for pol-
itical reasons. Equal
rights — equal obligations
— the Jewish leaders
maintained.

They asked Ibrahim, if
Arab students would help
Arab terrorist attacking the
dormitories on the campus?
Ibrahim replied that he was

against murder. He was
asked which terrorist activi-
ties the Arab students
would support? Ibrahim-re-
fused to answer, but re-
peated that Arab students
would not guard the campus
with arms.
When Ibrahim was asked
if in Syria such a thing
could happen, that Jewish
students would demon-
strate and could walk ar-
ound afterwards free, he an-
swe•ed, "In Syria Jewish
'students are not compelled
to guard the campus of the
university . . ."
The leaders of the Arab
students threatened they
would appeal to the High.
Court of Justice, if the Arab
students- are compelled 'to
guard the campUs or if con-
ditions are adopted against
them, if they refuse to do it.

Youngest Auschwitz Survivor
Feted by Giscard d'Estaing

WASHINGTON (JTA) —
Samuel Pisar, the youngest
survivor of Auschwitz, and a
U.S. citizen by special act of
Congress, was the personal
guest of French President
Valery Giscard d'Estaing
when the French leader vis-
ited the site of the infamous
Nazi concentration camp
June 18 for a ceremony com-
memorating its liberation
by the Soviet army 30 years
ago. During the ceremony,
Pisar, who is an interna-
tional lawyer in Paris and
Washington, issued an ad-
dress titled "Never Again,"
Auschwitz 1975.
It began with the state-
ment: "To return at your
side, Mr. President, to this
altar of the Holocaust,
where as a bdy of 14 I died
so many deaths, lived so
many tortures and humilia-
tions, where all I ever loved
was reduced to cinders, is an
experience that staggers the
soul. But it is also a journey
from tragedy to triumph.
By your presence here to-
day, the date on which from
London, 35 years ago,
Charles de Gaulle's call . to
resistance redeemed the
honor of France, you add a
new dimension to the his-
toric meaning of the 18th of
June."
Earlier this month. Sen.
Abraham Ribicoff (D.-
Conn.) entered this address
in full into the Congres-
sional Record.
In his address, Pisar
recounted the horrors of
Auschwitz and declared:
"If they seem relevant to-
day it is because we dare

not forget that the past can
also be a prolouge, that
amidst the ashes of Ausch-
witz we behold the true

specter of doomsday — a
warning of what might

still lie ahead . . .

"Mr. President, in this
cursed and sacred place you
are facing your greatest
audience. Here you stand in
the presence of four million
innocent souls. In their
name, and with the author-
ity of the number engraved

Woe to the dough which
the baker testifies against.
—The Talmud

on my arm, I say to you that
if they could answer your
noble words they would cry
out: 'Never again !' Never
again between Frenchman
and German, between Turk
and Greek, between Indian
and Pakistani. Never again
between Arab and Jew . . ."
Giscard d'Estaing, in his
own remarks at the cere=
mony, stated: "Who can say,
.even here, that the worst is
not yet to come? . . . We
must insure that the youth
of the world will not forget
this horror."
The
internationally
famed lawyer is author of
"Weapons of Peace" and
"Transactions Between East
and West," prefaced by the
French President in 1973.
Pisar's address was restated
to President Ford when the
American chief executive
visited the site of Auschwitz
on July 29.

"We are not enemies of the
university and Jewish stu-
dents," they maintained.
"We are against the Israeli
regime. We are Palestinians
and we are not ready to
guard the Hebrew Univer-
sity."

The leaders of the Jew-
ish students referred to the
contract which each stu-
dent had to sign, that he
was ready.. to guard the
campus and the dormito-
ries.

The president of the uni-
versity, Abraham Harman,
has met the leaders of the
Arab students and rejected.
their claim that guarding of
dormitories was illegal. He
told them, that the situation
was untenable, that part of
the students, who have also
to do military service during
their studies, should be ob-
liged to guard the campus
and dormitories, whereas
others should be exempt.

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