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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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Yitzhak Navon disputes council
findings on higher education

Rehovot — Former Israeli
President Yitzhak NaVon
criticized the recent report
of the Israel Council for
Higher Education for its
"calm and reasoned tone,"
claiming that it wasn't stri-
dent enough to decrying the
current decline in academic
standards resulting from
inadequate governmet
funding. Speaking last
week before an assembly of
97 graduates of the Weiz-
mann Institute's Feinberg
Graduate School, after
being awarded an honorary
institue Ph.D., Navon
likened the academic
enterprise in Israel to, "a

mammoth :Lavie plane
project' without which na-
tional endeavors such as the
actual project could never
get off the ground."

The Israel Council for
Higher Education Report,
issued last month, stated
that the gradual decline of
higher education in Israel
during the last decade has
become a virtual nosedive
during the last year. Navon
said unless a halt is im-
mediately called to this de-
velopment, Israel's security
and future stand are
threatened.
Weizmann Institute

Caesarea port may be
older than original estimate

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Scuba-
diving archaeologists
exploring the submerged
ancient port of Caesarea,
south of Haifa, say it is a
model of harbor construc-
tion that would do credit to
present day engineers. They
also believe it is older than
the 2,000 years usually
given it.
Recent finds by the
Inter-University and Inter-
national Caesarea Ancient
Harbor Excavations Project
(CAHEP) have confirmed
the existence of a port which
pre-dates by at least 200
years that built by King
Herod between 21 and 9
BCE. Herod, surnamed,
"The Great," ruled over
Judaea from 37-4 BCE
under Roman tutelage.
The smaller and older
port discovered by the ar-
chaeologists is believed to
have served a Greek settle-
ment dating back to the sec-
ond century BCE. Experts
suggest that because of the
pre-existence of a port,
Herod chose the site to build
his grand harbor named in
honor of the Roman Em-
peror, Caesar Augustus.
Prof. Robert Hohlfelder of
the University of Colorado,
an associate directpr of

CAHEP, suggested that
Herod's decision may have
been partly political. He
wanted to build a facility
which was not in Roman-
held territory for the benefit
of gentiles on the same scale
as his construction for the
Jews in Jerusalem,
Hohlfelder said.
Herod's harbor is believed
to have been the first
man-made open seaort in
the world. Its construction
was completed in about 10
years. There are two mas-
sive breakwaters running
out to sea, forming a shelter
that could contain up to 300
ships. One of the break-
waters was used for loading
and unloading cargoes and
had warehouses on its 70
meter wide top.
Dr. Avner Raban, of
Haifa University's Center
for Maritime Studies, said
that' if the builders of Haifa
port in the 1930s and the
port of Ashdod in the 1950s
had used the same silt con-
trol methods as Herod's
engineers, many of the
problems that plagie those
ports today would have been
avoided. Herod's men built
a series of cross channels to
admit silt-free sea water to
the port area.

President Prof. Michael
Sela observed that despite
the current difficult eco-
nomic situation, this year's
crop f graduating scientists
stand an excellent chance of
finding employment in de-
fense, education, science-
based industry and re-
search. Sela recalled that
upon his appointment as
president he had observed
"rising anti-intellectual
and scientific sentiments
that seemed to threaten the
existence of all academic in-
stitutions in the Western
world, 'including Israel.
"But today," he added, "I see
that my fears were un-
founded; science is still a
powerful magnet to our
young people!"
Feinberg
Graduate
School Dean, Prof. Shmuel
Shaltiel, argued that the
Weizmann Institute, like
the Hebrew University, the
Israel Philharmonic, the
Technion and Habimah
may not contribute directly
to the country's gross na-
tional product, but contrib-
ute content, meaning and
quality to our lives. Shaltiel
also noted that, despite the
recent increase in students
attending Israeli institu-
tions and a slight decline in
their grade averages, "the
best of today's crop is as
talented and accomplished
as that of yesteryear's."

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