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Students Reject Extremists’ Demands for Resignation of Dr. Judah L. Magnes

The proposal of the Revisionist students demanding the resignation of Dr. Judah L. Magnes as chancellor of the Hebrew University, was voted down last night at a special meeting of the students. By a vote of 49 to 31, Dr. Magnes was censured, but the question of the chancellorship was left to the Vaad Leumi.

A number of professors, while deploring Dr. Magnes’ separate political activities, urged the rejection of the extremists’ demand calling for his resignation.

The text of the resolution adopted by the students, censuring Dr. Magnes, reads: “We vigorously protest against the activities of Dr. Judah L. Magnes, Chancellor of the Hebrew University, which are undermining the national discipline and are diametrically opposed to the Jewish peoples’ aspirations in their country. The people do not distinguish between Dr. Magnes’s activities and his post, although he has announced that he is acting only on his personal responsibility. We urge the Vaad Leumi and the Actions Committee to take all measures against Dr. Magnes’ activities in this direction.”

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