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September 26, 1980 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-09-26

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64 Friday, September 26, 1980

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

The Role of U-M President Harold Shapiro

Recognition for Academician at Several Local Functions

Dr. Harold Shapiro, of the American Dental
president of the Univer- Association, and Dr.
sity of Michigan, will be Sanford S. Scheingold,
accorded recognition for international president of
his academic achieve- Alpha Omega. The
ments at several func- dinner 'will be held
Saturday evening at
tions here.
Carmi M. Slomovitz, Fairlane Manor.
In addition, Dr. Shap-
retiring president of the
Jewish National Fund iro, who is a nationally-
Council of Detroit, has respected economist, was
announced that the Dr. guest speaker at the
Harold T. and Vivian "President's Breakfast
Shapiro Forest of 25,000 Series" of 'the Engineer-
trees will be planted in Is- ing Society of Detroit on
rael. This honor will be Sept. 17.
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formally announced Oct.
15 at the annual JNF
Harold T. Shapiro was in-
dinner, to be held at vested in April as the 10th
president of the University
Cong. Shaarey Zedek.
of Michigan. He was ele-
Alpha Omega Dental vated
from the post of vice
Fraternity will honor Dr. president for academic af-
Shapiro and University fairs, and had previously
of Detroit President served U-M as director of its
Father Robert A. Mitch- graduate program in eco-
ell, with guests Dr. I. nomics and then as chair-
Lawrence Kerr, president man of the Department of

Economics.
An international expert
in the field of economics, Dr.
Shapiro is a native of
Montreal and a graduate of
McGill University and
Princeton University. He
has served on the faculty of
the University of Michigan
since 1964, when he earned
his PhD at Princeton.
He has served as a re-
search associate at the
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, senior research
associate at the Brookings
Institute in Washington,
research adviser for the
Bank of Canada, a consul-
tant for the U.S. Treasury
and the Economic Council of
Canada, and has served in
several capacities for the
American Statistical Asso-
ciation.
Dr. Shapiro's economic
forecasts are widely re-
garded throughout the
world. He has written 35
papers on econometrics,

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mathematical economics,
money and banking.
The dean of U-M's School
of Literature, Science and
Arts, B.E. Frye, recently
wrote about Dr. Shapiro:
"Clearly, we shall need
strong and effective leader-
ship to meet these chal-
lenges. Those of us who
know President Shapiro
well believe that through
his' insightful awareness of
these problems, his courage
and determination, his
commitment to academic
excellence as a teacher and
scholar, and his practical
experience as an economist
and businessman, he is
eminently well qualified for
the role he now assumes.
"I doubt that any incom-
ing president of the Univer-
sity has ever enjoyed
greater confidence, respect,
and support from the fa-
culty, the students, the re-
gents, or the alumni than
Dr. Shapiro."

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DR. HAROLD T. SHAPIRO

West German Publisher Believes Jerusalem Is in Good Hands

By AXEL SPRINGER

(Editor's note: The fol-
lowing editorial ap-
peared in the West Ger-
man "Die Welt" news-
paper on Sept. 6.)
Is it political love that
makes one blind when —
after the Jerusalem law and
despite a world-wide put-
ting of the finger on an al-
legedly stubborn Israel —
one is willing to stand up for
the rights of that country
and for its people? At all
events, uncritical love
would represent a risk of
misjudgment and wrong de-
cision. However, the attri-
bute of any serious criticism
forwarded with a sense of
responsibility is the capa-
bility to differentiate be-
tween essential and im-
material things.
It is not only the recogni-
tion of Israel's right to exist
that has priority in this
sense. This recognition is
only the condition for the
most important fact: The
preservation of Israel's
rights for freedom and
peace, the intercession in
favor of its security, its na-
tional, religious, political
and spiritual substance. All
this will become possible
only through acceptance of
the historical truth that the
undivided city of Jerusalem
represents the symbol and
the manifestation of Israeli
self-determination, thus
being Israel's destiny.
A German's critical
love for the Jewish state
is not only governed by
remembering the past,
but also by realizing that
frightening events of our

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AXEL SPRINGER

days show a depressing
similarity in their essence
to injustice of the past. In
the same way as Israel is
lacking true solidarity it
is confronted with an
abundance of hatred.
Thus it does not weigh
that the Jerusalem-law
is, as Teddy Kollek said,
"useless and unneces-
sary."
But for those who con-
sider this law an Israeli
provocation, prior provoca-
tions directed towards Is-
rael must be recalled. All of
a sudden, Egypt, formerly
willing to exclude the
Jerusalem question at
Camp David, presses Israel
hard with it.
In a vote performed by the
Security Council of the
United Nations, the United
States voted "by accident"
against Israel and its rights
in Jerusalem. The Venice
resolution of the European
Community favored the
enemies of Israel in a
shameless way. Arafat and
his PLO receive revaluation

and recognition from deeply
within democratic govern-
ments.
Thus Israel was — once
again — pushed against the
wall; its willingness for
peace was misused cyni-
cally; it was forced to give —
all by itself — a sign of its
determination.
It shows nothing but
mendacity to be angry
about the Knesset's
Jerusalem law and to
deny. Prime Minister
Begin the qualification to
act as a partner for dis-
cussions on the one hand
and to accept simultane-
ously the PLO — a mur-
der organization — as
such a partner and grant
it recognition on the
other hand.
What kind of echoes did
we encounter when Israel
gave in and made sacrifices?
The public opinion did not
give credit at all to the re-
lease of Sinai nor to the giv-
ing up of oilfields and mod-
ern airstrips in favor of
Egypt.
Now one is claiming
Judea, Samaria and the
eastern part of Jerusalem.,
This is being requested
without guarantees as to se-
curity, without a restrain-
ing influence on the Ara-
bian "rejection front," with-
out the understanding as to
elementary interests of Is-
rael and as to peace in this
world.
Jerusalem never was the
capital of an Arab state.
Three times in history it
was the capital of the
Jewish state. During the
time of its partition,

war and peace, and it must
be brought back to some
people's memory that Israel
offers peace to all its Ara-
bian neighbors while they
in turn threaten Israel with
war.
To drop Israel aids the
Soviet empire; that would
mean to favor a power and
its violence that was just
protested by Polish work-
men who remonstrated in
the name of their Christian
faith. What they and what
we want to reach — peace in
freedom and justice — is at
stake- in Jerusalem. The
cupolas, towers, and roofs of
mosques, churches and
synagogues symbolize it.
In Jerusalain it has been
proven that being in Jewish
hands means to be in good
hands. The possibility to
give way to incalculable
encroachment again — no
matter whether there be
partition or "inter-
nationalizing" — would
mean nothing but disaster.
Recently, Rolf Pauls,
the first ambassador of
the German Federal Re-

synagogues were dishon-
ored in the eastern part of
the city under Jordanian
rule, tombstones were used
for roadbeds and in public
lavatories.
There is a lot of oily
hypocrisy in the cam-
paign expressing anger
towards Israel. It conce-
als that only since the
reunification of
Jerusalem the three large-
monotheistic religions in
the world — Christians,
Moslems and Jews —
have been enabled to live
in their respective faith
within the Holy City
freely, safely, and with
protected dignity. An "in-
ternationalization"
would endanger this, a
partition would mean its
shattering.
It does not even need the
love for Israel and its
afflicted people to realize
that Jerusalem — even
more than Berlin — is the
key crystallization point to
peace in the world.
Jerusalem represents the
historic decision between

public to Israel, said
something that was
meant for all of us: "The
Europeans and espe-
cially we, the Germans,
should always realize our
permanent responsibility
for Israel and its security.
This responsibility is
predominant, no matter
what other interests
might request. This re-
sponsibility is indepen-
dent of the consent as to
the policy of any respec-
tive Israeli government."
If other states in this
world do not realize these
correlations of risks and
chances in the sense of
ethics and power politics —
shouldn't at least the Ger-
man people be perceiving?
It is not blind love, but lov-
ing clairvoyance that re-
quests avowal for Israel.
The nations of this world
— despite all their unkind
engagements in this conflict
— would take it up with re-
spect. And moreover, it
would mean the only right,
morally and politically
adequate attitude.

A New Year Greeting from Israel

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One of Israel's many soccer teams sent the above New Year card to its friends
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