Lord Rothschild Says Mutual ‘flexibility’ Necessary for Middle East Peace

Lord Rothschild, of London, called here yesterday for “flexibility on both sides” in the Middle East conflict. He declared that a solution to the Arab-Israel deadlock “will not depend on the great or super-powers, or on the use, as opposed to precession, of weapons of war.” The British Peer spoke to an audience of 1,500 attending the annual dinner of the Weizmann Institute of Science held by its American Committee. He warned that “without flexibility on both sides, without a cooling-off in the region, unimposed but nevertheless helped by the free world, there is no hope of peace.” With peace, he foresaw “not only hope but the promise of prosperity and world influence in the Middle East. A great new power could well emerge,” he said.

The dinner, attended by leading scientists including 11 Nobel Laureates, also heard addresses by Dewey Stone, chairman of the Institute’s Board of Governors; Abraham Feinberg, president of the American Committee; and Robert I. Wishnick, chairman of the dinner committee, who presided. Mr. Wishnick was presented with the Weizmann Award in the Sciences and Humanities “in recognition of his deep commitment to the cause of higher learning in Israel and to the Weizmann Institute in particular.”

Announced at the dinner were seven new professorial chairs, each representing a gift of $25,000, a total of $1,750,000. They are: the Lee and William Abramowitz Chair in Polymer Chemistry, established by William L. Abramowitz, a New England businessman; August Bauer-Bauernfreund Chair in Enzymology, established by John P. Bauer, industrialist, in memory of his father; Leonard and Kay Cohen Chair in Experimental Biology, established by Leonard and Kay Cohen, of Switzerland, Lester B. Pearson Chair in Protein Sciences, established in honor of the former Prime Minister of Canada by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science; I. I. Rabi Chair in Natural Philosophy, established in honor of the Nobel Laureate in physics by his American friends; Walter P. Reuther Chair in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, established in honor of the president of the United Automobile Workers of America; and the Olin-Sang Chair in Leukemia Research, established by Philip D. Sang, of Chicago.

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