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Ben Gurion Urges Formation of New Youth Movement in Israel

Former Premier David Ben Gurion called last night for the formation of a new youth movement in Israel to establish, on a nonpolitical basis, settlements in the Negev and in the border areas. Speaking at a youth rally in Beersheba, Mr. Ben Gurion also called for the establishment of laboratories and other technical facilities in the Negev and other developing areas.

The ex-Premier asked that the new settlements be established by young men and women between 20 and 30 years of age, composed of 20 percent of Israel-born youths and 80 percent of recent immigrants. An eleven-member committee was named at the rally to initiate the movement, which Mr. Ben Gurion called “Israel’s Young Guard.”