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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, October 2, 1990 - Page 3
SSpeaker: Soviet Jewry

will transform Israel

by Lee Shufro
"The story of our generation" and
"the start of a new chapter" are two
descriptions Moshe Fuchs used to
describe the developments in the So-
viet Union's new policy regarding
the emigration of Soviet Jews to,
Fuchs, who works at the Israeli
Consulate in Chicago, spoke as part
of a series of discussions sponsored
by Students Fighting Anti-Semitism
and the United Jewish Appeal.
Fuchs addressed the problems Is-
rael will face when three million
Soviet Jews emigrate to Israel in the
next few months. The flood of im-
migrants is expected because last
Saturday the Soviet and Israeli gov-
ernments enacted a year-old agree-
ment that will provide direct flights
for Soviet Jews wishing to emigrate
to Israel.
More than 100,000 Jews have
immigrated to Israel in the past few
months. The Israeli government is
trying to provide these immigrants
with employment and housing.
When the current wave of immi-
gration began, the Israeli govern-
ment was unprepared for the flood of
new citizens and a housing shortage

occurred. Currently the Knesset fol-
lows a policy of letting the immi-
grants find their own housing, which
the government subsidizes.
To further alleviate housing prob-,
lems the army may give up their
barracks and live in tents until the
situation is resolved.

nothing is stopping them. Not even
the idle threats of Saddam Hussein."
Because of anti-semitism in the Sb-
viet Union, many Jews have'no
choice but to leave the country,
Fuchs said. "They realize that a new
life awaits them in Israel."
Dana Miller, LSA junior and vice

'Although the Soviet Jews are having to
deal with a new environment, housing and jot
problems, nothing is stopping them., Not events
the idle threats of Saddam Hussein'=
-Moshe Fuchs
Israeli diplomat

AP Photo

"An even more difficult problem
than housing is where will these
people work?" said Fuchs. He
stressed that all of the immigrants
are skilled, trained, and educated.
"That in itself is a great asset to the
tune of 2.5 billion dollars."
"Although the Soviet Jews are
having to deal with a new environ-
ment, housing and job problems,

chair of IMPAC (Involved in Michi-
gan Political Action Committee),
said, "Fuchs' analysis of the prob-
lems facing Israel seem positive.
This is a critical issue for American
Jews. I believe Mr. Fuchs had a very
positive outlook."
Even so, Fox stressed that ,the
process of integrating Soviet Jvs
into Israel won't be easy.

Does that banner yet wave?
U.S. City commander General Raymond Haddock rolls up the Berlin flag during a farewell ceremony at the
United States City Command in West Berlin, which closed yesterday. German reunification occurs tomorrow.

Seminar focuses on population effects


by Bethany Robertson
Daily Staff Writer
"The niche that humans occupy
has been increasing, increasing, in-
creasing. We're taking more and
more of it for ourselves," University
of Chicago Prof. William McNeill
said yesterday.
The influence of human popula-
tions on the environment was the
focus of McNeill's keynote address
on the first day of the International
Symposium in Population-Envi-
ronment Dynamics.
McNeill spoke to participants in
a three-day conference sponsored by
the University's Population-Envi-
ronment Dynamics Project (PEDP).
The project brought together re-
searchers from around the world to
discuss issues related to population
and the environment.
McNeill traced the connection be-
tween humans and the environment
from prehistoric times to today's in-

dustrial age.
"Every new success creates new
problems which in turn create new
responses," McNeill said. "It creates
a very unstable environment when
we have technological advances."
The role of disease in controlling
the growth of human populations
was another topic McNeill discussed.
In a question-and-answer period after
his address, McNeill related the
spread of AIDS today to the role of

syphilis did," McNeill said. "It isn't
hard to control by those who want to
avoid it," he said, while explaining
that AIDS is a disease caused by be-
havioral patterns.
Members in the audience reacted
positively to the speech. "I think his
perspective on history, particularly
the role of infectious disease on hu-
man development, is fascinating -
very deep," said Prof. Thomas Don-
ahue, director of the University's

of the Research Institute for the
University of Indonesia, said the
symposium was tackling a difficult
"When you deal with the envi-
ronment there are so many aspects,"
he said. Wirosuhardjo said the chal-
lenge is to find the points where
population and the environment
Wirosuhardjo, who presented a
session yesterday on the population-
environment debate, said he hoped
the symposium would lead to a bet-
ter understanding and possibly the
start of new projects.
"It may eventually lead to de-
velop some kind of program which
might influence funding agencies to
support research and studies" for the
connection between population and
the environment, he said.


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Supreme Court, opening its 1990-91
term one justice short, agreed yester-
day to decide whether juries may im-
pose stiffer sentences because of a
crime's impact on the victims or
their families.
The court said it will use a case
from Ohio to consider reversing re-
cent rulings banning such victim-
impact evidence.
The case was among some 1,000
acted upon by the eight justices as
they returned from a three-month
summer recess. They rejected appeals
in the vast majority, agreeing to hear
and decide just 25.
David Souter, President Bush's
first nominee to the high court, is

new cases
expected to fill the vacancy created
by the July retirement of Justice
William Brennan. The Senate is ex-
pected to confirm Souter today, mak-
ing him the 105th justice in the
court's history.
The court in this term plans to
hear arguments in key cases involv-
ing abortion counseling, fetal protec-
tion, school desegregation and the
war on drugs. The justices previ-
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those cases.
For the first time in 34 years,
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Iranian Student Cultural Club-
7:30 p.m., Mich. League.
Time & Relative Dimension in
Ann Arbor - 8.00 p.m., 2439
Mason Hall.
Undergraduate English Associa-
tion-Mass meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Lounge, 7th floor Haven Hall.
Contact: 971-2072.
Hellenic Students Associa-
tion-Meeting/elections. Anderson
Room, Union, 8:30 p.m. Contact
Eleni 434-1496.
Asian American Association-
General meeting. 7:00 p.m. Trotter

tifada-Tom Abowd, member of
the Palestine Solidarity Committee.
7:30 p.m. Guild House, 802 Mon-
"The Method of a 4.0"-Donna
Johnson, Amoco Corporation. 6:30
p.m. 1500 EECS.
The Job Search-CP&P. 5:10
p.m. 1040 Dana.
Introduction to Health Car-
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Conference Rm.
OCRP Information Series-
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James, left, and Robert Gamble, great great-grandsons of the founder of
Proctor & Gamble Co., hold a Washington press conference yesterday
detailing plans to launch a proxy fight to stop the company from buying
Salvadoran beans for its Folgers coffee pending a negotiated settlement
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