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Israel Expects Nuclear Reactor from the U.s., Technion Leader Says

Israel expects to obtain a nuclear reactor through the help of the United States, Maj. Gen. Yaacov Dori, president of the Haifa Institute of Technology, said today.

Gen. Dori, who is in the United States on a two-month of major universities, said the possession of such a reactor would open new fields of research and make possible expansion of nuclear physics studies in Israel.

He reported that the Technion received more than 1,000 applications from young people interested in studying science and engineering but could only accept 350 He said the Technion graduates 250 scientists a year but Israel needs 400 new scientists annually.