Hadassah Leaders Vote $600,000 for Special Projects in Israel

Leaders of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, today voted more than $600,000 for special projects, to be launched this year, to advance its work in Israel in medical research, nursing and vocational education. The action was taken at Hadassah’s annual mid-winter conference here, attended by more than 200 leaders from all parts of the United States.

The conference delegates called upon the Government of West Germany to find the way to extend the Statute of Limitations affecting the prosecution of Nazi war criminals beyond the present cut-off date of May 8, and urged the Bonn Government “to halt the participation of German citizens in plans to destroy Israel.”

In acting to broaden the scope of Hadassah’s programs in Israel, the leaders voted:

1. $30,000 for the establishment of a kidney transplant research program, with an additional $20,000 for the annual maintenance of this work. The program will be headed by Dr. Marco Caine, chief of Hadassah’s Department of Urology.

2. $350,000 for construction of a nurses’ residence–a three-story structure comprising 30 efficiency apartments–for unmarried graduate nurses at Ein Karem, in the immediate vicinity of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center.

3. $150,000 for construction of a special floor at the Medical Center to be devoted solely to various types of medical research.

4. $50,000 for construction of an additional floor at Hadassah’s Brandeis Vocational Schools in Jerusalem, to permit inauguration of a special course in industrial electronics. An additional $17,000 was voted for equipment to be used in this course.

In other resolutions adopted by the conference today, the Hadassah leaders hit at the Arab boycott against Israel; supported a proposed amendment to the Export Control. Oct of 1949, introduced by Sen. Harrison A. Williams, New Jersey Democrat, which would back American firms rejecting the Arab boycott practices; urged that United States foreign aid be given only to countries using such assistance for peaceful, economic purposes; and lauded President Johnson’s message to Congress in support of a new immigration bill which would eliminate the national origins quota system.

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