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Ben-gurion Says Israeli Scientist Worked for Year in Communist China in 1963

David Ben-Gurion disclosed Friday that during his term in office a top Israeli scientist spent more than a year in Communist China helping the Peking government solve a problem. The former Premier spoke at a meeting of Hagana veterans in Haifa commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish defense movement. He did not mention the scientist’s name but said he was in China in 1963. Some observers here believe Ben-Gurion was referring to Prof. Helmut Epstein, an internationally known expert on raising cows. Ben-Gurion told the meeting that a rapprochement between the United States and China may emerge as a factor promoting world peace provided that “America helps the Chinese redeem the lands the Russians took from China.”

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