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• Briefings by Bar-Ilan's experts and other high-level authorities on Israel's

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and with the Arab world.

• Touring Israel - meeting with active and reserve soldiers, visiting those

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Flint moved to Forbes' New York
headquarters in 1984. "I was an
assistant managing editor, which at
Forbes meant I ran a group of
reporters and edited their work,"
said Flint.
He became a columnist in 1996,
the year he retired from the business
weekly. However, he still writes for
Ward's Auto World in Detroit and the
CarConnection (CRCT) on the
Internet.
Three of Flint's four children from
his first marriage to Jane Howes are
in journalism. Joseph is a reporter
for the Wall Street Journal in New
York; Perry, who lives in
Washington, D.C., is editor of Air
Transport World magazine; and
Douglas, who lives in Virginia, owns
a garage and also writes a column for
CarConnection. His other son,
David, lives in New York.
Flint is now married to Kate
McLeod, author of a book on the
Volkswagen Beetle and currently
writing the GirlDriver column in a
Columbia County, N.Y., weekly.
One of the biggest changes Flint
has seen in his career is the progres-
sion of Jews into leadership positions
in the automobile industry.
"The auto industry wasn't Jewish-
friendly because it was essentially an
engineer-dominated industry, and
engineering was not a very open pro-
fession for Jews in the 1920s and
1930s," said Flint.
"There were many Jews in the
retail end of the business as dealers,
and on the sales and marketing side,
especially after the 1960s. And then
the financial side started hirinc,
hiring a lot
of Jewish MBAs. I think that
Meyers at AMC, whose wife went to
Central High School, was probably
the highest-ranked Jew in the indus-
try, but we never talked about being
Jewish," said Flint.
Could that have been because peo-
ple may not have thought Flint was
Jewish because of his non-Jewish
sounding name? Halper said that
was often the case in high school,
where Flint frequently associated
with gentile classmates.
Flint said the family name came
from Poland. A branch of the family
emigrated to Palestine, where they
changed the name to Halamish,
Hebrew for Flint. With the excep-
tion of those family members who
came to America, and those who
went to Palestine, the others per-
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