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Israel Reports at U. N. Assembly on Its Atomic Energy Research Work

Israel is offering foreign fellowships at its training center for the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, Michael Comay, deputy chairman of the Israel delegation here, told the General Assembly today.

Mr. Comay spoke at a plenary session of the Assembly where the member delegations were discussing the annual report of Sterling Cole, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a UN body with head quarters in Vienna.

Mr. Comay informed the Assembly on the nuclear research activities being conducted in Israel. He pointed to the work of the Atomic Research Center, now being completed at Nebi Rubin, Israel, with the assistance of the United States Government, and to the Radio-Isotope Training Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovot, in collaboration with the Israel Atomic Energy Commission.

“The Radio-Isotope Training Center,” Mr. Comay said, “may have some value beyond the confines of Israel, as it is one of the few such centers in existence, and the only one in our part of the world which conducts international courses. The courses are in the English language and give training in the use of radio-isotopes in various fields of science, medicine, agriculture and industry. Israel is offering fellowships for these courses and would be particularly happy if its training facilities could be of of help to other newer countries as well.”

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