NEW YORK (Jun. 14)
The City of New York gave an official welcome today to the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mordechai Namir, and to the president of Tel Aviv University, Dr. George S. Wise. Mayor Robert F. Wagner paid tribute to the State of Israel and its people as “exemplified by the distinguished visitor, Mayor Namir and his wife, Mrs. Ora Namir.” He said that the people of New York “Well understand the importance of the role of Tel Aviv University in the life of the city just as New York’s City University is vital in the life of our city.”
Mayor Wagner presented Mayor Namir and Mrs. Namir and Dr. Wise with the keys to the city. Mayor Namir, in responding, noted that his visit will include four cities–New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago–on behalf of the University. He thanked the Mayor and the people of New York on behalf of himself and the people of Tel Aviv. He invited Mayor Wagner to visit Tel Aviv. An official reception was given later in the day by Mayor Wagner at Gracie Mansion for Mayor Namir and Dr. Wise.