LONDON (Nov. 23)
A private dinner to launch the drive to raise funds for the construction of Churchill College as part of the new campus of the Israel Institute of Technology at Haifa, was held here tonight by the British Committee for Technical Development in Israel. The dinner honored Sir Winston Churchill’s 80th birthday, which will be marked November 30.
In a message to the dinner, Sir Winston declared that he was “truly honored” by having his name associated with an “undertaking devoted to the advancement of the knowledge of human well-being.” He expressed confidence that the Institute will make great contributions to Israel’s future prosperity and that “Israel’s prosperity cannot but be of great benefit to other countries as well.”
Eliahu Elath, Israel Ambassador here, told the audience, which included several famed British scientists and national figures, that an Israel equipped with all that modern science and technique can offer would serve as a beacon for advancement for the whole Middle East. Sir Simon Marks and Ambassador Elath expressed the gratitude of the Jewish people and Israel to Sir Winston for all he had done for the Jewish State.