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Director of U.N. Special Fund Arrives in Israel; Confers with Ben-gurion

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion met yesterday with Paul Hoffman, director of the United Nations Special Fund and first administrator of the Marshall Plan.

Mr. Hoffman is visiting Israel in connection with the forthcoming International Conference on the Role of Science in developing newly independent nations. The conference will be held in Rehovot next month. Mr. Hoffman also met with Pinhas Sapir, Minister of Trade and Industry.

This is Mr. Hoffman’s first visit to Israel. The top UN official, who, due to previous engagements will be unable to attend the conference in August, made a special trip from Geneva to lecture on “The Role of the UN in the Development of New States” to the scientists of the Weimann Institute. Prominent Israeli and UN officials and representatives of public, economic and other institutions were among the large audience who attended the lecture.