THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
HIAS House Serves BGU
MFN for Romania Backed
NEW YORK — The
little-known story of the
role played by HIAS — the
Hebrew Immigrant Aid
Society — in helping to
create Ben-Gurion Univer-
sity of the Negev was totd
recently in the university's
Beersheva, built by the mi-
gration agency in 1955 to
accommodate new immig-
rants reclaiming the desert,
was turned over to the city
in 1965 for its Institute of
Higher Education, the nuc-
leus of a new university.
HIAS President Murray
I. Gurfein handed the keys.
of the building to David
Tuviahu, the first mayor of
_ Beersheva and chairman of
the institute, predecessor of
NEW YORK — The
Ben-Gurion University. In American Jewish Commit-
doing so, Gurfein observed tee and the World Jewish
that the large and modern Congress announced last
hostel had provided shelter week that they are support-
and other necessities and ing the extension by the
amenities over the years to U.S. of Most Favored Na-
thousands of scientists, tion trade status for
technicians, engineers and Romania.
Romania is the only East
With other facilities es-
tablished, HIAS House Southfield Has
was no longer needed for
that purpose. The com- `Sunday Funday'
mittee agreed to pay
The city of Southfield will
$400,000 for the building. sponsor a "Sunday Funday"
Today, with 5,000 under- 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the
graduates and graduate Southfield Civic Center
students, Ben-Gurion Uni- Outdoor Plaza.
versity of the Negev uses
As part of the day's activi-
HIAS House as the univer- ties, the Friends of the
sity's administration build- Southfield Public Library
will sponsor a used paper-
back book sale, while Living
Through Art will sponsor an
art sale, silent auction and
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European nation to main-
tain diplomatic relations
with Israel, and it has
allowed a small increase in
the number of Jews allowed
to emigrate to Israel.
Earlier, the U.S. State
Department and the Con-
ference of Presidents of
Major American Jewish
Organizations had made
the same recommenda-
tion to the U.S. Senate.
Romanian Chief Rabbi
Moses Rosen, in a New York
Times article on Monday,
described the openness of
Jewish society in Com-
munist Romania in an arti-
cle supporting MFN status
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at Nazi Incident
swindle in the communica-
tion of information from the
Editor, The Jewish News:
Whether the systematic
Who disturbed who on misinformation that has
that pleasant Sunday after- been disseminated is the re-
noon (Aug. 1)?
sult of deliberate and
It was appalling to learn malicious anti-Israel influ-
that a citizen picnicking in ences, or of a breakdown in
the park had been arrested' Israel's public relations
for expressing his indigna- program is for the moment
tion about the presence of not important. The fact re-
picketing and loudly verbal mains that an inaccurate,
persons with swastikas distorted report of what has
flaunted on their arms.
been going on in Lebanon
We all recognize the has contributed to a com-
existence of the so-called pletely erroneous concep-
First Amendment guaran- tion of Israel's objectives
teeing to all citizens the and actions.
right of free speech -. . . but I
It has been said that a
feel certain that our camera is highly selective,
forefathers who drafted that recording only what it is
did not intend for that right aimed at, to the exclusion of
to infringe upon other free- all else.
doms also inalienable to our
Did the media make it
clear that Lebanon was
We say "bravo" to young being held hostage by the
Dr. Chicorel for having dis- PLO, that the Lebanese
played the courage to ven- greeted the Israeli troops
ture close to the discordant with tears of joy? Did
group to exclaim his repug- they show the thousands
nance. Certainly he was de- returning to their homes
serving of applause from all in the south or the enor-
persons visiting the park mous depots of PLO
that day, be they of the weapons?
Jewish faith or not!
Did they report how the
We feel certain that he PLO prevented the civilians
expressed bravely the sen- from getting food from the
timents of all decent per- UNRWA warehouses in Be-
sons present that such irut, or tell how many Is-
abomination must not be raelis were killed because
allowed to continue.
they refrained from firing
Pauline Robbins on civilians?
American public opinion
* * *
has been disturbed by pic-
tures of the civilian victims
of Israel's attempt to root
the U.S. Media
the terrorists out of Beirut.
Editor, The Jewish News:
But where was that public
In recent weeks the West- opinion during the recent
ern world has been treated bloody civil wars in Leba-
to one of the major brain- non, when thousands of
washing experiences in re- Christians were massacred
cent history. Via television, as the PLO took over?
radio, press the public has
been subjected to a huge
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