Jerusalem Municipality Asks Hadassah Aid for Another Five Years

The Jerusalem Municipality gave unanimous support today to the stand of Mayor Mordechai Ish-Shalom in asking the Hadassah Medical Organization to participate for another five years in the maintenance of Hadassah-created community and school health services from which the Women’s Zionist Organization wants to withdraw.

The Jerusalem Council approved a report by the mayor asserting that the municipality was neither financially nor administratively able to take over sole direction of the health services on April 1 as Hadassah has insisted.

The Mayor was scheduled to meet this week with Hadassah Medical Organization director Kalman. Mann in an effort to break the deadlock. Mrs. Rose Halprin, Hadassah leader who is now in Israel attending the Jewish Agency session, took part in a meeting of the Hadassah Medical Organization here.

A spokesman said that Mrs. Halprin stated that Hadassah headquarters in New York was standing by its decision to relinquish the health services on April 1 and also by its proposal to contribute half of the annual cost of the first year and a third of the cost in the following two years toward the maintenance of the services.

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