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70 Israeli Technicians to Study in U.S. Under American Aid Plan

July 1, 1955
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Seventy Israeli technicians, of whom 20 have already left for the United States, are to pursue advanced studies in the United States this year under America’s Technical Assistance Program, it was announced here today by the American Embassy.

The studies will include training in latest techniques in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fire-fighting, atomic reactor work, water resources, industry, commerce, health and sanitation, education, housing, mass communication and public administration. The trainees will spend from three months to a year in the United States, receiving advanced technical instruction, some of it in some of the foremost American plants relevant to their studies.

Under the training program, directed here by the United States Operations Mission, 260 trainees have been sent to the United States since 1952. This phase of American aid is financed by a special $750,000 appropriation by Washington.

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