TEL AVIV (Jan. 5)
Lord Sieff of Brimton declared here last night that Israel could solve its current economic problems by "proper study" and "a common sense approach." He spoke during the presentation to him of the 1966 Weizmann Award for Sciences and Humanities. The Sieff family founded the Scientific Institute at Rehovot in 1934.
He urged the Jews of Israel to "show the same courage that guided the founding fathers" of the Jewish community in pre-state Palestine and added he had found that rumors of a depressed mood in Israel had been exaggerated in London. He said the main problem in Israel’s present slump was one of "human relations, especially in industry."
The awards were presented at a special convocation of the Weizmann Institute executive by President Meyer Weisgal. An award to the late Rebecca Sieff was bestowed post-humously. It was accepted by her daughter, Mrs. Schechtermann.