Nine-story Wing to Hospital Opened in Israel; Tallest Building

Israel’s tallest building; a nine-story structure, was opened today as a wing to the Beilinson Hospital at nearby Petach Tikvah. Among the thousands of persons who attended the inaugural ceremonies were Premier Moshe Sharett. Speaker of the Knesset Joseph Sprinzak, members of the Cabinet, Parliamentary deputies and an American labor delegation, headed by David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

The building, which cost three million pounds, contains some 240 rooms, with a bed capacity of 500. Beside offices, medical facilities, the hospital has wards for various types of diseases and recreation facilities. It extends two floors under street level, in addition to the nine stories above.

The hospital is part of the Histadrut medical network. Mordecai Namir, Histadrut general secretary, addressing the guests, singled out Mr. Dubinsky and American Jewish Labor leaders in general for the “great part” they played in recruiting the moral and material assistance of Jewish and non-Jewish American workers in Israel’s behalf.

The achievements of the people of Israel are “unprecedented” anywhere in the world, Mr. Dubinsky told a press conference here today. He said he would present his impressions of his Israel visit to the labor movement in the United States, upon his return home.

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