NEW YORK (Nov. 26)
The establishment of ten fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovoth to be awarded to scientists and advanced science from Arab countries, was announced by Samuel Rubin, noted Jewish philanthropist, to 1,500 guests at the Weizmann Dinner tonight at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel here. The dinner was in observance of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations’ resolution for the establishment of Israel and also marked the 83rd birthdate of the late Dr. Chaim Weizmann.
The Rubin fellowships in pure and applied research will be in the fields of physics chemistry and biology. Mr. Rubin’s gift in terms of a financial contribution to the Weizmann Institute, represents a donation of $70,000. The entire proceeds of the dinner–about $500,000–in addition to a number of special gifts, have been allocated to the Weizmann Institute.
In announcing his gift, Mr. Rubin said: The Weizmann Institute of Science has won world-wide recognition as a center of research in the exact sciences. It promises given the opportunity – to realize Dr. Weizmann’s dream: To become a laboratory pilot plant, so to speak, for the entire Middle Eastern region, which forms a bridge between three continents. Scientists of this area, working together in a brotherly spirit, may well provide the pillars for the peaceful extension of this intercontinental bridge.”
Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, in acknowledging Mr. Rubin’s gift, stressed the importance of peace in the Middle East in the light of recent world political development.
Abraham Feinberg, president of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, was toastmaster. Mr. Dewey D. Stone, chairman of the Institute’s Board of Governors, who has just returned from Israel, also addressed the dinner.