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Ben Gurion Completes His Vacation; Knesset to Ressume Today

Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, refreshed and fit for a return to political action after the holidays, completed today a three-week vacation in his hideaway at Sde Boker. The Knesset is scheduled to resume tomorrow.

The Prime Minister celebrated his 72nd birthday during his vacation with ten-mile walks and the addition of a half-hour of extra calisthenics to this physical fitness routine. Other leisure hours were spent in reading, mainly Spinoza, the Greek classics and the Bible.

The absence of Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, now in New York for the General Assembly of the United Nations, forced the Prime Minister to break up his vacation for two days of attention to urgent security and foreign policy matters.