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Over $1,000,000 Raised for Hebrew University-hadassah Medical School in Palestine

January 10, 1947
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The drive for the $4,000,000 Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Palestine has topped the $1,000,000 mark, with $1,100,000 in contributions and pledges having been received, it was announced tonight at a dinner at the Hotel Plerre honoring Mrs. Felix M. Warburg. Half of the $4,000,000 goal is to be raised in New York.

The principal speaker at the dinner was Bartley C. Crum, San Francisco attorney and a member of the former Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, who urged the United States to use its influence upon Britain to secure the partitioning of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states. Declaring that partition seemed to be the only solution of the problem, Crum attacked the present Palestine regime as a “police state.”

Mrs. Warburg expressed regret at the current outbreak of terrorism in Palestine and praised the restraint shown by the Haganah. She stressed the need for the creation of a medical school in Palestine to maintain the high health standards among the Jewish population there. Other speakers included Sir Leon Simon, chairman of the executive council of the Hebrew University; Dr. Bernhard Zondek, head of the Horzone Research Laboratory at the Hebrew University; Col. Harold Riegelman, national co-chairman of the medical school campaign, and Col. Frederick F. Greenman, Greater New York chairman. Maurice Wertheim was dinner chairman.

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