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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-05-18

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, May 18, 1919 11

Sharon to Print List of Arabic Inscriptions

JERUSALEM — A de-
tailed collection of some 400
Arabic inscriptions found in
Jerusalem will be published
by Dr. Moshe Sharon of the
Hebrew University of
Jerusalem.
These inscriptions —
found at archeological sites,
on city walls and gates, reli-
gious buildings and graves
— make it easier to recon-
struct the little-known local
history of Palestine under
Islamic rule.
Epigraphic evidence con-
cerning the period from 640
CE up to the British Man-
date in 1917 is extremely
significant. It is sometimes

the only written material
about persons, monuments
and even official undertak-
ings to survive the ages.
Sharon, who recently
resigned his position as
Arab Affairs Adviser to
the Prime Minister, has
been working on the
"corpus inscriptionum
arabicarum Palaestinae"
since 1968.
He has combed the coun-
try, looking for new finds,
many of which have been
reported to him by both pro-
fessional and amateur ar-
chaeologists, volunteers
and students. His exhaus-
tive research has been

undertaken systematically,
criss-crossing the country
by regions, and making in-
tensive investigations of
each area.
Sharon first became in-
terested in Arabic epig-
raphy in 1962, when a huge

Israeli Society Rates Well
in World Demographics

1.6 in 1970 and 1.3 in 1975.
The World Bank predicted
Israel is the world leader that the number of Israeli
in its low ratio of students to children in the labor force
teachers in the primary would drop to 0.9 per
grades, according to a 1975 thousand by the year 2000.
In the United States, the
statistical report published
.report said, there were 1.6
by the World Bank.
The World Bank report children in the work force
showed there were 14 stu- per thousand Americans in
dents per teacher in Israel's 1960, compared to 1.8 in
primary grades. The ratio i3 1970 and 1.5 in 1975. This
considered an important would decline to 1.0 by the
factor in evaluating the beginning of the next cen-
quality of education. The tury, the World Bank pre-
United States, for example, dicted. Israel's level of chil-
had a ratio of 24 pupils per dren in the work force also
teacher in 1975, while the was the lowest among sur-
ratio was 18-1 in the Soviet rounding countries, accord-
Union, 23-to-1 in France ing to the report.
and 26-to-1 in Australia.
The report, entitled "The Education. Award
World Atlas of the Child,"
was published by the World to Dr. Eisenberg
Bank to commemorate the
United Nations' Interna-
tional Year of the Child,
1979.
The report said Israel's
pupil-to-teacher ratio
was down from the
17-to-1 level in 1970 and
23-to-1 in 1960. The
number of primary grade
students per teacher
among Israel's neighbors
in 1975 was 21 in Saudi
Arabia, 35 in Syria, 36 in
Jordan and 50 in Egypt.
No figures were available
for the pupil-to-teacher
DR. EISENBERG
ratio in Leabnon for 1975.
NEW YORK — Dr. Azriel
In addition, Israel had the Eisenberg, director of the
highest average life expec- International World Coun-
tancy among its Middle cil on Jewish Education,
East neighbors, according will be the recipient of the
to the World Bank. The av- Zalman Shazar Education
erage projected life span for Award of the World Zionist
newborn in 1975, the study Organization for 1978-1979
said, was 71,7 years in Is- for his "contribution to
rael, 63.3 in Lebanon, 56.0 Jewish education in the
in Syria, 53.2 in Jordan, United States and the world
52.4 in Egypt and 45.4 in over."
audi Arabia. Sweden top-
Dr. Eisenberg served as
"ped the list of countries with chairman of the Commis-
the average life expectancy sion on Jewish Education of
of 75.3 years for children the Conservative move-
born in 1975. Average life ment and chairman of the
expectancy in other coun- National Bible Contest
tries included 73.5 in Committee for 18 years. He
France, 72.4 in the United has written and edited
Kingdom and Australia, books for children and
72.0 in Canada and the adults on Jewish history, Is-
United States, 70.4 in the rael and the Holocaust.
USSR and 51.6 in South Af-
He is the anthologist and
rica.
editor of more than 60 books
Israel also had a favora- on the Bible, the synagogue
bly low number of children and education.
in its labor force, according
to the World Bank report.
Cong. Rodeph Shalom in
The number of working Is-
Philadelphia
was the first
raeli children per thousand
people in the nation de- congregation of German
clined from 2.3 in 1960, to Jews in the U.S. (1802).

By JAY ROSENSTEIN
(Copyright 1979, JTA, Inc.)

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basalt tablet was discovered
deep in the waters of the Sea
of Galilee, and sent to the
Hebrew University for de-
ciphering. Sharon began
examining it and published
an article on the inscription
in 1965.

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A A unique
Statement
of Support
dimension of the development of the State of Israel was the role of its labor force, which

created an economic and industrial base for the State which later came into being. This constellation
of workers in industry, agriculture and the public and private sectors was organized by the Histadrut of
Israel in 1920. This body was headed by the very people who ultimately came to leadership in the State
of Israel. It is from the ranks of the Histadrut, which represents so many varieties of endeavor, that the
core of the leadership of the new State emerged. David Ben Gurion was both the first Secretary-General
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of the Histadrut, as well as the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel.
For 55 years support for the Histadrut in Israel by Americans has come via the National Committee
for Labor Istael - Israel Histadrut Campaign, which brought within its framework the American trade
union movement, Labor Zionists, and numerous others, who recognized the crucial importance of a
strong labor movement in the creation of a functionallsraeli society. The N.C.L.I. continues unto this
day to bring financial and moral support for the Histadrut in Israel through its health, education and
welfare programs and institutions. The N.C.L.I. encompasses the Israel Histadrut Campaign, the Israel
Histadrut Foundation, the American Trade Union Council for Histadrut, the American Histadrut
Cultural Exchange Institute, and the Public Service Council for Histadrut.
On the occasion of this 55th anniversary and in recognition of the centrality of a society's labor force
in providing strength and well-being to its population, we endorse the continued efforts of the National
Committee for Labor Israel - Israel Histadrut Campaign. This anniversary occurs during the 30th year
of the history of the State of Israel. It also comes at a time when the prospect for peace in the Middle
East was never so great. It is therefore incumbent on all those who have identified themselves with
Histadrut in the past and those who continue to recognize the importance of the health, education and
welfare services provided by the Histadrut, so vital to the welfare and progress of Israeli society, to
renew and strengthen their efforts and support.
John H. Lyons, President, International Association
Professor Marver H. Bernstein
of Bridge & Structural Iron Workers, AFL-CIO
President, Brandeis University
Lloyd
McBride, President, United Steelworkers of
Peter Bommarito, President, United Rubber, Cork,
America, AFL-CIO
Linoleum & Plastic Workers of America,
Dennis McDermott,President, Canadan
AFL-CIO
Labour Congress
Sol C. Chaikin, President, International Ladies'
George Meany, President, AFL-CIO
Garment Workers Union, AFL-CIO
Zubin Mehta, World Famous Conductor
U.S. Senator Frank Chtirch, Idaho
Rabbi
Israel Miller, Honorary President, American
U.S. Senator Allan Cranston, California
Zionist
Federation
Melvyn Douglas, Distinguished Star of Stage,
U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan, New York
Screen and TV
Frederick O'Neal, President, Associated Actors &
Murray H. Finley, President, Amalgamated Clothing
Artistes of.America, AFL-CIO
& Textile Workers Union, AFL-CIO
Rabbi
David Polish, Congregation Beth Emet,
Frank E. Fitzsimmons, General President, Inter-
Chicago
national Brotherhood of Teamsters
Professor Allen Pollack, President,
Douglas A. Fraser, President, International Union,
Labor Zionist Alliance
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural
Harry
Poole, President, Amalgamated Meat Cutters
Implement Workers of America
&
Butcher
Workmen of North America, AFL-CIO

Thomas W. Gleason, President, International
President, A. Philip Randolph
Bayard
Rustin,
Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO
-
Institute,
New.
York
Victor Gotbaum, Executive Director, District
President, Union of
Rabbi
Alexander
M.
Schindler,
Council 37, American Federation of State, County
American Hebrew Congregations
& Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Albert Shanker, President, American Federation
Chaim Grade, Internationally renowned
of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Yiddish Author
Dr. Judah J. Shapiro, President, National
Presiding
Rabbi,
Conser-
Rabbi David Graubart,
Committee for Labor Israel
vative Bet Din of Middle West, Chicago
Jacob
Sheinkman, Secretary-Treasurer, Amalga-
A.F. Grospiron, President, Oil, Chemical & Atomic
mated Clothing & Textile Workers Union,
Workers International Union, AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO
George Hardy, President, Service Employees
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Winner Nobel Prize for
International Union, AFL-CIO
Literature, 1978
Alvin E. Heaps, President, Retail, Wholesale &
Michael
J. Sovern, Provost and Dean of Law,
.Department Store Union, AFL-CIO
Columbia
University
John F. Henning, Executive Secretary-Treasurer,
Distinguished Author and Editor
Dr.
Marie
Syrkin,
California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
President,
International Union of
J.C. Turner,
U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson, Washington
Operating
Engineers,
AFL-CIO
U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits, New York
President, Communications
Glenn
E.
Watts,
Massachusetts
U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy,
Workers of America, AFL-CIO
Alan King, Famed Star of TV, Stage and Movies
Rabbi
Mordechai Waxman, Temple Israel, Great
Lane Kirkland, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Neck, New York
Rabbi Leon Kronish, Temple Beth Sholom,
U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr., New Jersey
Miami Beach
William W. Winpisinger, President, Internation
Frieda S. Leemon, National President, Pioneer
Association of Machinists & Aerospace
Women, The Women's Labor Zionist
Workers, AFL-CIO
Organization of America
Jerry
Wurf, President, American Federation of
Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, Fairmount Temple,
State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Cleveland
Professor Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Harvard Univ.
Meyer Levin, Renowned Author

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