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Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Mikveh Israel Agricultural School Marked in Palestine

The 75th anniversary celebration of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural School, the first institution of its kind founded in Palestine, opened today and will continue for three days. Representatives of Jewish national institutions and graduates of the school will participate in the observances.

The ceremonies will include a visit to the grave of Charles Netter, general secretary of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, in Paris, who founded the school in 1869, and performance of a play written for the occasion. The school consists of about 40 building and cultivated areas on 2,600 dunams of land.