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David Pinsky, Noted Writer, Honored in Israel; Negev Land Area Named for Him

David Pinsky, well-known Jewish writer who recently took up permanent residence in Israel, was honored here today at a special ceremony in which he was inscribed in the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund, following redemption of a 4,000-dunam area in the Negev to be known as “Nachlath David Finsky.” The ceremony also marked Pinsky’s 75th birthday and was attended by Premier David Ben Gurion, Education Minister Zalman Shazar and others.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has granted three scholarships to Israeli students, it was officially announced here. A special review board has been set up here to select the students–all former servicemen–who will leave soon for Boston.