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Magnes Replies to His Critics in America; Will Not Resign from Universe

Dr. J. L. Magnes, president of the Hebrew University, today issued a statement replying to the charge made by some Zionists in New York that his University post adds prestige to his political activities for Arab-Jewish rapprochement and therefore he should resign from the University.

“Evidently,” Dr. Magnes said in his statement, “there are some who think that I am using the prestige of my position at the Hebrew University for the expression of my political ideas. There are others who think that the Hebrew University requires the prestige of my presence and my name. In any event, I have not the slightest intention of accommodating some howlers in New York or elsewhere.”