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Allon Says He Will Not Allow Universities to Shut Down

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Deputy Premier Yigal Allon pledged yesterday that he would not permit any Israeli institutions of higher learning to shut down because of financial difficulties. Speaking over the Army broadcasting services. Allon said he would bring the matter before a Cabinet session. His remarks seemed aimed primarily at Tel Aviv University which has said it may not reopen next fall because of an $8 million deficit. Faculty and administrative employes at Tel Aviv U. were reportedly planning to strike if the university is unable to raise enough money to pay their full salaries this month.

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