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British Government Plans Chair at Hebrew University

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THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT CONTEMPLATES ESTABLISHING A CHAIR AT THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY IN JERUSALEM, COLONIAL SECRETARY WILLIAM G.A. ORMSBY-GORE SAID IN A WRITTEN REPLY TO A QUESTION IN COMMONS BY GEOFFREY MANDER, LIBERAL.

MR. MANDER POINTED OUT IN HIS QUESTION THAT THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT WAS FOUNDING A CHAIR AT THE UNIVERSITY, ALLOCATING FUNDS TO PURCHASE BOOKS FOR THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND ESTABLISHING SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENABLE TEACHERS OR STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTION TO STUDY IN FRANCE, AND THAT THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT HAD ESTABLISHED AN ITALIAN LECTURESHIP.

“I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FACTS ARE AS STATED IN THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THE QUESTION,” THE COLONIAL SECRETARY REPLIED. “SO FAR AS I AM AWARE NO QUESTION HAS ARISEN OF SIMILAR ACTION ON THE PART OF H.M. GOVERNMENT, THOUGH SUCH ACTION IS IN CONTEMPLATION. THE PALESTINE GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE GRANTS FROM TIME TO TIME TO CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY.”

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