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June 29, 1984 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-06-29

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30 rriday, Julie 29, 1984

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Fond memories of a diplomat

BY CARL ALPERT

Special to The Jewish News

Haifa — The recent death
of David Hacohen, Israel's
distinguished labor indus-
trialist, diplomat and elder
statesman, enables me at
last to tell a story which I
had promised not to reveal
in his lifetime. The item
may sound trivial, but it is
delightful, and some sig-
nificance might even be
read into it.
Almost 20 years ago, U.S.
President Lyndon Johnson
sent Averell Harriman to
Israel on a special mission of
great diplomatic import.
There was full press cover-
age of the comings and the
going and the conference
which took place in
Jerusalem. So great was the
interest in every aspect of
this mission that the press
did not fail to take note that
between his busy rounds of
discussions with govern-
ment leaders, Harriman
found time to step into a
men's clothing store to pur-
chase a suit. The act was
hailed by some as a tribute
to the skill of Israel's tailors,

Averell Harriman

and by others as a gesture of
good will to Israel.
There was more to it than
that. The story actually
began some years earlier
when David Hacohen was a
member of the Israel dele-
gation to the United Na-
tions. In New York he
sought out a well-
recommended tailor and or-
dered a suit befitting his
station. Though accustomed
to double-breasted suits, he
bowed to the tailor's firm
pronouncement that

Isratech '84

Continued from preceding page

revolutionized the pre-press
process.
• All-electric robots with
microprocessor control sys-
tems and a range of finger
sensors, developed by Shar-
noc Electronics.
• A compact system that
brings telex communication
capabilities to standard
office microcomputers. De-
veloped by the Haifa-based
Sintel company, it uses a
single software disk and a
unit the size of a small radio
to monitor a telex line, store
incoming messages, dial
and re-dial automatically
and perform other com-
munication tasks.
• Rhinotherm, developed
at the Weizmann Institute,
which cures symptoms of
the common cold without
drugs. It is a portable unit
that blows humidified hot
air directly into the user's
nasal passages, creating an
environment inhbspitable
to the rhinitis virus, the
culprit behind most colds.
These products reflect Is-
rael's technological and
industrial creativity, its
continuing commitment to
research and development
(in which it ranks with the
U.S. and Japan) and the
outstanding quality of its
skilled workforce.
Particularly heartening
is the growing acceptance of
Israeli products on the
world market. With no
metal resources to speak of,
,A171.0,g91:00.$900 million

in metal products last year
and expects to do $1.1 bil-
lion this year. With no elec-
tronics industry in 1960, Is-
rael sold $470 million worth
of advanced electronics
ware in 1983 and expects to
raise the total by $100 mil-
lion in 1984.
In this ancient land, a
new industrial geography is
emerging. Alongside the
vineyards of the Carmel are
the high-tech industries of
Haifa and the sophisticated
electronics workshops of the
Galilee's kibbutzim. Near
the ancient port city of Jaffa
is a concentration of ad-
vanced industrial com-
panies: Scitex, Vishay, Tel-
rad, Tadiran, Motorola and
dozens of others.
Around Ben Gurion Air-
port is the aviation industry
complex. Nestled in the
orange groves of Rehevot
are the R&D-intensive in-
dustries associated with the
Weizmann Institute. On the
terraced hills of Jerusalem
is the science-based indus-
tries campus of Hebrew
University. In the Negev
sands is the new industry-
belt connected with Ben-
Gurion University.
Alongside the Dead Sea
sparkle the solar ponds,
using the power of the sun to
create electricity.
Exporting all this inten-
sive science-based indus-
trial activity is what Is-
ratech is all about.

Copyright 1984, JTA Inc.

double-breasteds were not
in fashion.
At a final fitting in the
tailor's rooms Hacohen
chanced to note a copy of a
New York paper, on th
front page of which was
picture of the the
President Truman in th
company of the then Gover
nor of New York State, Av
erell Harriman — and bot
were wearing double
breasteds. When he calle
this to the attention of th
tailor he received a shar
reply.
"Don't look at them for
fashion. They are two of the
worst-dressed men in
America!" Cohen wilte
into silence.
The years went by. When
Harriman stepped off the
plane in Israel early in
1965, David Hacohen was
on hand to receive him. And
he noted with more than
passing interest that Har-
riman was wearing a
double-breasted suit.
It was not until shortly
before
Harriman's
scheduled
departure
from the country, and dur-
ing a moment of utter rela-
xation, that the Israeli told
his visitor the story of hi
experience with the Ne
York tailor. He repeated th
latter's vigorous assertio
of opinion on fashion.
Harriman laughed hear-
tily. Then, his manner be-
coming more serious, he
leaned forward in his chair:
"Do you mean that double
breasted suits are really no •
in style?"
The next morning h
stepped into the men's stor
and bought himself a stylis
garment made in Israel, an
single-breasted of course.
One thoughtful Anierica
journalist, David Schwartz
pondered the fact that th
local press had made such
big thing of the purchase
Hebrew is a sacred tongue
he wrote. Should such
'trifling thing as a man' •
buying a suit of clothes b
written about in a Hebre
newspaper?
He asked himself: Woul .
the Bible have done it? H
replied at once, of course
and indeed the Bible did d .
it. Jacob bought a coat o
many colors for his son
Joseph, and a most signific
ant purhase it was. His mis
take was in not buying
similar coat for his othe
boys. They would not the
have plotted agains
Joseph, would not have sol •
him to the Egyptians, an
the Israelites would neve
have taken up, residence
Egypt, where they got in
bondage but eventuall
made their exodus.
The whole of Jewish his
tory might have been differ
ent, all because of Joseph' •
coat — single or double
breasted.

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