JERUSALEM (Jun. 18)
Dr. Judah L. Magnes, president of the Hebrew University, today expressed regret that the Palestine Government had not introduced compulsory mobilization and asserted that students must consider enlistment as a duty, in a proclamation marking conclusion of the university’s academic year.
Meanwhile, a day-long session of the Palestine Zionist General Council, opened by Meachem M. Ussishkin, heard reports from David Ben Gurion and Moshe Shertok on the political situation.
Norman Bentwich, Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University and former Palestine Attorney General, last night urged American Jews to raise an additional $100,000 in 1941 and 1942 to help maintain the Jews’ “one group center of research and scholarship and science through the war.”
Prof. Bentwich, who arrived here recently for a short visit, declared at a meeting of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, held at the home of its president, Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, that “our university must now depend on Jews in the free, and that means the English-speaking countries.”