NEW YORK (Nov. 15)
“Hundreds of American youths in Israel are resolutely continuing their scientific, cultural and religious studies confident that the forces of freedom will not let Israel down,” Dr. Pinkhos Churgin, president of Bar-Ilan University in Israel reported today. “Far from being anxious to return home, they consider themselves extremely fortunate to be in the Jewish homeland in its hour of great trial.”
Dr. Churgin, who arrived in the United States last night to help launch the 1956-57 campaign of the American Committee for Bar-Ilan University, brought with him personal message from the 15 American students currently enrolled in freshman classes at Bar-Ilan University. Although the Israeli mobilization drafted several members of the faculty and administration and many of the Israeli students, Dr. Churgin said that all classes have been continued and the college routine is proceeding as near to normal as possible.