WASHINGTON (Jul. 26)
Israel today became the 31st country to participate in the Fulbright Educational Exchange program sponsored by the United States. A provision has been made for $500,000 to cover Israel American exchange students, not more than $100,000 to be spent in any single year. It will finance study, research, instruction, and other educational activities.
The agreement was signed at a State Department ceremony attended by Israel Ambassador Abba Eban, George V. Allen, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Sen. J. W. Fulbright, Arkansas Democrat. Remarks were exchanged in which hope was expressed that the program would enhance Israel-American relations and prove mutually beneficial to both nations. The exchange involves American students being sent to Israel for study and Israelis coming to the United States.