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Congress Gets Resolution on Using Abandoned Mt. Scopus Buildings

August 8, 1966
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A Congressional resolution advocating the establishment in abandoned Hebrew University buildings on Mt. Scopus, in Jerusalem, of a branch of the Truman Peace Center open to all Mideast students was submitted this weekend, Rep. Leonard Farbstein, New York Democrat, announced today.

Rep. Farbstein, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Congress that since it is the policy of the United States to encourage peaceful resolutions of Mideast disputes, the Truman Center for Advancement of Peace should expand its scope to utilize the unused buildings on Mt. Scopus. “It would undoubtedly contribute to peace to have Jordanian and Israeli students studying side by side,” he said.

The Farbstein resolution would, if adopted, declare “that the United States Congress favors the establishment in abandoned university buildings in Jerusalem of a branch of the Harry S. Truman Center for the Advancement of Peace, which would be open to the students of all Middle Eastern countries.”

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