2 April 1948

UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

Communication Received from United Kingdom

Delegation Concerning Palestine Government

Scholars, and Palestine Government Officers

Attending Courses of Instruction outside Palestine.

The following communication has been received from Mr. Fletcher-Cooke of the United Kingdom Delegation:


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UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS

Empire State Building, New York, N. Y.

31st March, 1948

CONFIDENTIAL:

My dear Bunche,

I have been asked to bring to the notice of the Commission the position

of

(a) Palestine Government Scholars, and
(b) Palestine Government Officers attending courses of instruction outside Palestine.

2. As regards (a) Palestine Government Scholars, it is proposed that the Government of Palestine should accept financial liability in respect of scholars who have already entered upon a course of study, in respect of the financial and academic year 1948/49 or the date of the termination of the course of study, whichever is the earlier. It is also proposed that the necessary funds should be deposited with the Crown Agents for the Colonies for administration by the Director of Colonial Scholars. The financial liability involved in these arrangements would be included in the truncated estimates which the Government of Palestine are, as the Commission will be aware, preparing in respect of the two months, April and May, 1948.

3. His Majesty’s Government have approved these proposals in principle subject to acceptance by the Commission of liability in respect of the period after the 15th May, 1948, as falling on the successor authorities and I am, therefore, directed to enquire whether the Commission is prepared to agree to these arrangements.

4. Similar arrangements are contemplated as regards (b) Palestine Government Officers now attending courses of instruction outside Palestine, but I am not yet in a position to supply the Commission with complete information on this point.

5. Information regarding (a) Palestine Government Scholars is set out in enclosed note.

Yours sincerely,

J. Fletcher-Cooke (signed)

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Principal Secretary

to the United Nations Commission on

Palestine, United Nations, Lake Success.


PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARS

The Scholarships covered by this scheme fall into two categories: –

(1) Palestine Government Scholarships – full or part;
(2) Colonial Development and Welfare Scholarships.

2. Included in (1) above are three Exhibitions awarded in 1945, 1946, and 1947, i.e. two Medical and one Legal. It has been decided that the two Health Department Exhibitions should be converted into full scholar hips as from 1st April, 1948.

3. Under (2) above, there are six Social Welfare Scholars and one Education Scholar. It is proposed that these seven scholarships (hitherto paid for from Colonial Development and Welfare funds) should be converted into Palestine Government Scholarships as from the date of the termination of the Mandate.

4. Enclosure (A) is a statement of the estimated cost of these scholarships for the periods 1st April 1948 to 30th September 1948 and 1st October 1948 to 30th September 1949 and thereafter until the scholarships are finally completed.

5) It will be seen that the cost in respect of the period let April 1948 to 30th September 1949 is estimated at LP 49,000. For the succeeding years 1949 to 1953 the total cost is estimated at LP 38,000.

6. It will be observed that the estimates are made for the periods ending 30th September each year while the academic year in the United Kingdom terminates at the end of June. In Australia (where there are two scholars) the academic year ends in December. The three or two months after June or December respectively for which provision has been made in the estimates are included in the calculation by way of precaution against any eventuality. In normal circumstances, therefore, a sum of money will be saved at the end of each academic year from the provision for the extra months in the cost of scholars who have fully completed their courses in June or December.

7. Enclosures ‘B1’ to U2’ are schedules indicating the names of scholarship holders and of certain Palestine Government Officers attending courses, containing full particulars of the course of study being followed. It will be observed from these schedules that most of the scholarship courses will not be completed by the end of the academic year 1948/49 and therefore the question of providing funds to enable the holders to complete their courses of study will be a matter for decision by the successor authorities.

J. Fletcher-Cooke (signed)

1.4.48


PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Estimated cost of Scholarships for year 1948/48

Estimated cost of scholarships after 1948/49

1.4.48

30.9.48

LP

1.10.48

30.9.49

LP

Total

LP

1949/50

LP

1950/51

LP

1951/52

LP

1952/53

LP

Total

LP

Administration
and Legal

3750

7900

11,650

4735

1975

6710

Education
(Government)

5747

8312

14,059

7730

2077

9807

Education (Jewish)

810

1620

2,430

1620

1720

910

4250

Agriculture

1320

2643

3,963

2470

2705

3175

Posts and
Telegraphs

1315

1670

2,985

1265

910

2175

Public Works
Health

1265

2075

3,340

1720

810

910

3440

Veterinary

732

1465

2,197

1465

1465

1315

455

4700

Forests

202

405

607

405

405

455

1265

Statistics

202

202

Land Settlement

202

455

657

Antiquities

300

300

Six Posts and Telegraphs Students at Coventry for period 15.5.48 to 1.11.49

4000

4000

Seven scholarships taken over from Colonial Development and Welfare scholarship: –
Six Social Welfare

1005

1290

2295

One Education

143

380

523

430

39,952

ENCLOSURE "B"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Administration and Legal Scholars

Termination of Course

Annual Scholarship

1945 Scholars

1.

Samir Saba

1949

400

2.

Khalil Tuma Abbud

1949

375

3.

Abdeul-Mun'im Abu Laban

1949

375

4.

'Isa Amin Hunaidi

1949

375

5.

Anis Qasim

1949

375

6.

Muhammmad Khalil Ibrahim

1949

375

– – – – – – –

1946 Scholars

7.

Edmond Asfur

1949

400

8.

Muhammad Haj Ayyash Mulhim

1950

375

9.

Ahmad Muhammad Haj

1950

375

10.

Hisom Ruhi Abdul Hadi

1950

375

11.

Eliahu Cohen Toussia

1950

375

12.

Eliezer David Bahr

1950

375

13.

Samuel Nissin

1949

400

14.

Martin Yahuda Bauer

1950

375

– – – – – – –

1947 Scholars

15.

Baj-Din Dajani

1951

375

16.

Tawfiq Bawarshi

1951

375

17.

Abdul-Ealim Awad

1951

375

18.

Isma'il Nazir

1951

200

19.

Michael Kahn

1950

375

20.

Izhaq Garabli

1951

375

ENCLOSURE “B2”

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS E

ADMINISTRATION AND LEGAL SCHOLARS

(1945, 1946, 1947)

Name of Scholar

Course of

Study

University or

College (UK)

Duration

of course

Termination

of course

1.

Samir Saba

Oriental

Language

Magdalen College

Oxford

3 years

extended to

4 years

1949

2.

Khalil Tuma Abbud

LLB, Bar

Magdalen College

Oxford

4 years

1949

3.

Abdul Mun'im Abulaban

LLB, Bar

University College

London

4 years

1949

4.

'Isa Amin Hunaidi

LLB, Bar

"

4 years

1949

5.

Anis Qasim

LLB, Bar

"

4 years

1949

6.

Muhd. Khalil Ibrahim

LLB, Bar

4 years

1949

7.

Edmond Asfur

Moral

Sciences

Magdalen College

Oxford

3 years

1949

8.

Muhd. Haj. Ayyash Mulhim

Law and Bar

Leeds University

4 years

1950

9.

Ahmad Muhd. Haj

Law & Bar

Leeds University

4 years

1950

10.

Hisham Ruhi Abdul Hadi

Law & Bar

University College

Nottingham

4 years

1950

11.

Eliahu Cohen Toussia

Law & Bar

University College

Exeter

4 years

1950

12.

Eliezer David Bahr

Law & Bar

University College

Exeter

4 years

1950

13.

Samuel Nissin

Engineering

Technical College

Brighton

3 years

1949

14.

Martin Yahuda Bauer

History

Gardiff Univer.

4 years

1950

15.

Baj-Din Dajani

English

University College

Abergstugth

4 years

1951

16.

Tawfiq Bawarshi

Economic

Science

Edinburgh Univer.

4 years

1951

17.

Abdul-Ealim Awad

Law & Bar

King's College

London

4 years

1951

18.

Isma'il Nazir

Law & Bar

"

4 years

1951

19.

Michael Kahn

Law & Bar

"

3 years

1950

20.

Izhaq Garabli

Law & Bar

University College

Nottingham

4 years

1951

ENCLOSURE "C"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

EDUCATION (GOVERNMENT) SCHOLARS

(1945, 1946. 1947)

Showing name of scholar, course of study, university or college, duration and termination of course, and annual scholarship in £P.

£P

1.

Jamil Arif Dudairi

B.SC. (Sp) in Mathematics

University College, Nottingham, U.K.

3 years

1948

375

2.

Walid Arafat

B.A. (Gen) and Honours in English

University College, Exeter, U.K.

4 years

1949

375

3.

Na’im Anabtawi

English

University College, Southampton, U.K.

3 years

1948

375

4.

(Miss) Teresa Nasnas

B.A. (Gen) and Education.

University College, Exeter, U.K.

3 years

1948

375

5.

(Miss) May Haddad

B.A. (Gen) Pure Mathematics and Physics,

Geography, University College, Exeter, U.K.

3 years

1949

375

6.

Isma’il Shahid

B.SC. Chemietry

Aberdeen University, U.K.

4 years

1949

375

7.

Amin Tibi

History (Anc. and Mediev)

King’s College, London, U.K.

3 years

1948

375

8.

Hikmat Faris Lubbadeh

Arabic Literature

Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt

3 years

1948

205

9.

Irfan Arif Qa’war

Classics

Durham University (1946-47) and

St. John’s College, Oxford

5 years

1951

400

10.

Fatin Bulos

Physics

University College, Nottingham, U.K.

4 years

1950

400

11.

Al Zuhair Karmi

Zoology, with Botany

Imperial College, London, U.K.

4 years

1950

40

(+ 360 as family allow.)

12.

Mu’awiya Dirhalli

English

Trinity College, Dublin, Eire

4 years

1950

375

13.

Wasfi Hijab

Philosophy (PH.D)

Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.

2 years

1948

400

14.

Ihsan Abbas

Arabic Literature

Fu’add 1 University, Cairo, Egypt

3 years

1949

205

(+ 50 as family allow.)

15.

As’ad Tusuf Naer

Mathematics

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, U.K.

3 years

1950

400

16.

Munthir Fahum

History

Edinburgh, U.K.

3 years

1950

375

17.

Hanafi Farahat

Mathematics & Physics

University College, Bangor, U.K.

4 years

1951

375

18.

Hasan Abu Maizar

Diploma P.T.

Jordanhill Training Centre, Glasgow, U.K.

3 years

1950

375

19.

Musa Constantine Bishuti,

Diploma Education

Institute of Education, London, U.K.

1 year

1948

375

20.

Hajib Budairi

Electrical Engineering,

Royal Technical College, Glasgow, U.K.

3 years

1950

400

21.

(Miss) Saba Arafat

B.A. (Gen) English Geography & History

University College, Exeter, U.K.

3 years

1950

375

22.

(Miss) Wadi’a Haddad

P.T. Diploma

The Bergman Osterberg P.T. College, Kent, U.K.

3 years

1950

375

23.

(Miss) Ophelia Jamil Butros

Domestic Science

Gloucestershire College for Domestic Science, U.K.

3 years

1950

375

24.

George Hananiya

Chemistry

Leeds University, U.K.

3 years

1950

400

25.

Jamil Ali Salih

Geography

University College, Nottingham, U.K.

3 years

1950

400

26.

Hisham Hashim

Latin

University College, Bangor, U.K.

4 years

1951

375

27.

Abdallah Ar’ar

Agriculture

University College, Nottingham, U.K.

4 years

1951

400

28.

Mahmud Semra

Arabic

Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt

3 years

1950

180

29.

(Miss) Asia Touza

Geography

Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt

4 years

1951

150

(in hostel)

30.

(Miss Hadira Sarraj

Arabic

Fuad 1 University, Cairo, Egypt

4 years

1951

150

(in hostel)

31.

(Miss) Yusra Kayyali

Institute of Education for Women

Teachers, Cairo, Egypt

2 years

1949

60

ENCLOSURE “D1”

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Education of (Jewish Scholars)

Termination

of  Course

Annual

Scholarship

1947

1. Amos Arnstein

1952

400 LP

2, Aarib Buram

1951

400 LP

3. Gabriel Kirschner

1951

400 LP

4. K.F. Lowenstein

1952

400 LP

ENCLOSURE “D2”

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

EDUCATION JEWISH SCHOLARS

1947

[Showing name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College, Duration of Course, and Termination of Course]

1.

Amos Arnstein

Medicine

Middle Sex Hospital, Medical School, London

5 years

1952

2.

Aaron Biram

Civil Engineering

City and Guilds, London, U.K.

4 years

1951

3.

Gabriel Kirshner

Mechanical Engineering

City and Guilds, London, U.K.

 4 years

1951

4.

K. F. Lowenstein

Agricultural Engineering

Royal Technical College,

Glasgow, U.K.

5 years

 1952

ENCLOSURE “E1”

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Agriculture Scholars

1945

Termination

Of Course

Annual

Scholarship

LP

1. Sami George Matar

1949

220

1946

2. W.R. Anfur

1950

460

1947

3. Ibrahim Sulsiman Abu Sharr

1951

480

4. Nasrat Rashid Fadda

1951

400

5. Madaud Uqab Yehya

1951

400

6. Abdul-Mun'im Hasan Muhammed

1951

400

7. Muhammad Hafiz Salim

1951

400

ENCLOSURE “E2”

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

AGRICULTURE SCHOLARS

(1945, 1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College

Country

Duration

of Course

Termination

of Course

1. Sami George mater

Agricultural Degree Course

Faruq 1 University, Alexandria

Egypt

4 years

1949

2. W.R. Asfur

Agricultural Economics

Aberystwyth, N. Wales

U.K.

4 years

1950

3. Ibrahim Suleiman Abu Sharr

Agricultural Chemistry

University College, Aberymtwyth

U.K.

4 years

1951

4. Nasrat Rashid Fedda

Botany (sp. in Plant Pathology)

Imperial College, London

U.K.

4 years

1951

5. Mahmud Uqab Yahya

Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Agronomy or Plant Breeding)

Adelaide University

Australia

4 years

1951

6. Abdul Mun'im Hasan Muhammad

Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Animal Husbandry)

Adelaide University

Australia

4 years

1951

7. Muhammad Hafiz Sal

Gen. Agriculture

Queen's University, Belfast

Eire

4 years

1951

ENCLOSURE "F1"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Posts and Telegraphs Scholars

1945

Termination

of Course

Annual

Scholarship

LP

1. Hanan Ashqar

1948

400

2. Khalil Mahfuz Ajlami

1948

400

1946

3, Umar Aqqad

1949

400

1947

4. George Kamar

1951

400

5. Jack Hananiya

1951

400

6. Berj V.G. Matossian

1950

400

ENCLOSURE "F2"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS SCHOLARS

(1945, 1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study, University or College, country

Duration

of Course

Termination

of Course

Remarks

1. Sami George mater

Agricultural Degree Course

Faruq 1 University, Alexandria, U.K.

3 years

1948

2. W.R. Asfur

Agricultural Economics

Aberystwyth, N. Wales, U.K.

3 years

1948

3. Ibrahim Suleiman Abu Sharr

Agricultural Chemistry

University College, Aberymtwyth, U.K.

3 years

1940

4. Nasrat Rashid Fedda

Botany (sp. in Plant Pathology)

Imperial College, London, U.K.

4 years

1951

5. Mahmud Uqab Yahya

Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Agronomy or Plant Breeding)

Adelaide University, U.K.

4 years

1951

6. Abdul Mun'im Hasan Muhammad

Gen. Agric. (Sp. in Animal Husbandry)

Adelaide University, U.K.

3 years

1950

(Scholarship awarded as from 2nd year)

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

ENCLOSURE "G1"

Public Works Scholars

Termination

of Course

Annual

Scholarship

LP

1945

1. Fuad Jiryis al-Haj

1948

400

2. Faruq Zuhair Shihabi

1949

400

1946

3. Misbah Zahlan

1950

400

4. Sa'id Buraik

1950

400

1947

5. George Kardush

1952

400

6. Zaki Hafiz Abu'id

1952

400

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

PUBLIC WORKS SCHOLARS

(1945, 1946 & 1947)

ENCLOSURE "G2"

Name of Scholar

Course of Study

University

or

College

Duration

of

Course

Termination

of

Course

Remarks

1. Fu'ad Jiryis al Haj

Mechanical Engineering

City and Guilds

London, U.K.

3 years

1948

Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made

2. Faruq Zuhair Shihabi

Civil Engineering

City and Guilds

London +

Bournemouth Tech.

College, U.K.

4 years

1949

Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made

3. Misbah Zahlan

Mechanical Engineering

Sunderland Tech.

College, U.K.

4 years

1950

Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made

4. Sa'id Buraik

Civil Engineering

Sunderland Tech.

College, U.K.

4 years

1950

Practical Training is strongly recommended after the degree for two years for which provision is made

5. George Kardush

Electrical Engineering

Loughborough, U.K.

5 years

1952

6. Zaki Hafiz Abu 'Id

Electrical Engineering

– do -, U.K.

5 years

1952

ENCLOSURE "H1"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Health Scholars

1946

Termination

of Course

Animal

Scholarship

LP.

1. (Miss) Iswat Ibrahim Snober

1952

400

2. (Miss) Helly 'Isa Matta

1951

250

1947

3. Gabriel Makhlouf1

1952

400

4. Muhammad Ma'tuq1

1953

400

Note:

 (1) These two scholars were awarded an exhibition of LT.150 p.a. each when they were selected. There was at the time no money in the budget of the Health Department, and the intention was that the exhibition in the following year should be increased. The calculation of the cost of the scholarships in respect of these two scholars has been made on the basis of full scholarships of L.P.400 p.a. each.

ENCLOSURE "H2"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

HEALTH SCHOLARS

(1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar

Course

of

Study

University

or

College

Country

Duration

of Course

Termination

of Course

1. (Miss) Iswat Ibrahim Snober

Medicine

Royal Forces Hospital Medical, London

U.K.

6 years

1951

2. (Miss) Nelly 'Isa Metta

Medicine

American Univ.

Beirut

Lebanon

5 years

1951

3. Gabriel Makhlaf

Medicine

Liverpool

U.K.

5 years

1952

4. Muhammad Ma'tuq

Medicine

Birmingham

U.K.

6 years

1953

ENCLOSURE "I1"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARS

LAND SETTLEMENT SCHOLARS

(1945)

Termination

of Course

Annual

Scholarship

LP

1. Nadi Abdallah Kardus

1949

400

VETERINARY SCHOLARS

(1947

1. Abdallah A'ad Wakim

1952

400

STATISTICS SCHOLARS

(1947)

1. Salem Khamis

1948

37

FORESTS SCHOLARS

(1945)

1. G. Dour

has been on study leave since 1945. This has been converted to an annual scholarship of LP.400 as from 15.5.48. The course is due to terminate in 1948

ANTIQUITIES SCHOLARS

1. Nagib Nassar

[MISSED]owing a course at Faruq University Alexandria Egypt. This course which is due to end in June, 1948 has been converted to a scholarship. Cost LP.300

ENCLOSURE "I2"

PALESTINE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Name of Scholar, Course of Study,

College or University

Country

Duration

of Course

Termination

of Course

Remarks

LAND SETTLEMENT SCHOLARS

(1945)

1. Hadi Abdallah Kardus

Civil Engineer (Irrigation)

University College,

London

U.K.

4 years

1949

FORESTS SCHOLARS

(1945)

1. G. Douer

Forestry

Edinburgh

U.K.

3 years

1948

Mr. Douer has benn on study leave since 1945.

VETERINARY SCHOLARS

(1947)

1. Abdallah As'ad Wakim

Veterinary Science

Liverpool

U.K.

5 years

1952

STATISTICS SCHOLARS

(1947)

1. Salem Khamis

Ph.D. (Statist.)

University College, London,

U.K.

1 year

1948

ANTIQUITIES

(1947)

1. Nagib Nassar

Classical and Near Eastern

Archeology

Faruq University,

Alexandruia

Egypt

1 year

1948

ENCLOSURE "J1"

COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

(1946 & 1947)

AS CONVERTED INTO GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

A. Social Welfare

Termination of Course

1. Miss Mary Sudah

1948

2. (Miss Ismat Abu Laban)

1948

3. (Miss) Iva David

1948

4. (Miss) Mariam Za'rur

1949

5. Rustum Madi

1949

6. J. Gross

1949

B. Education (Government)

1. Sadiq Ibrahim Odeh

1950

Note:- The scholarship in respect of the above mentioned scholars should, be converted into a scholarship at the present Government scholarship rate, namely LP.375.- per annum, as from 15.5.1948 when the Mandate is due to terminate.

ENCLOSURE "J2"

COLONIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

(1946 & 1947)

Name of Scholar, Course of Study,

College or University

Country

Duration

of Course

Termination

of Course

SOCIAL WELFARE

1. (Miss Mary Sudah

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1948

2. (Miss Isma Alva Leban

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1948

3. (Miss) Eva David

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1948

4. (Miss) Maxiam Za'rer

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1949

5. Rustum Madi

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1949

6. J. Gross

Cert. Social Sciences & Administration

London School of Economics

U.K.

2 years

1949

EDUCATION

1. Sadiq Ibrahim Odeh

History

Glasgow University

U.K.

4 years

1950