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Hebrew University Confers Degrees at Mount Scopus for First Time in 19 Years

Honorary degrees were conferred yesterday by the Hebrew University on a number of leading personalities in a ceremony held for the first time in 19 years in the Hebrew University amphitheater on Mount Scopus. The area had been an Israeli enclave surrounded by territory seized by Jordan in the 1948 war.

The degrees were conferred on President Zalman Shazar, Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, Bank of Israel Governor David Horowitz, Los Angeles philanthropist Louis Boyar and others. Gen. Rabin, who received a philosophy doctorate said that the honor was not for him personally but for all members of Israel’s armed forces who had brought about victory. Premier Levi Eshkol, most members of the Cabinet and all military officers of the rank of general attended the ceremony.