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Ben Gurion Orders Former German Hospital in Jerusalem Converted into His Office

Premier David Ben Gurion was reported tonight to have ordered the former German Hospital here, situated in the “Street of the Prophets” and a five-minute walk from the Old City walls, to be converted for his temporary offices.

At the inauguration of an industrial center, where he was granted the “freedom” of the city by Mayor Daniel Auster, the Premier declared that “Jerusalem is not only the capital of the Israel world and of world Jewry, but it aspires to become the spiritual capital of the entire world, as envisaged by the Prophets. Israel,” he continued, “faces a supreme test on the economic front, without under-estimating the political struggle arising from the Government’s move to Jerusalem, but we hope that justice will prevail, despite the opposition of this strange union of Arabs, Catholics and Communists.”