JERUSALEM (May. 16)
In the presence of President Izhak Ben-Zvi and Prime-Minister David Ben-Gurion–both former privates in the Jewish Legion–Israel today dedicated Beit Hagdudim, the Jewish Legion center. The beautiful new structure is located at Avihayil, near Natanya, overlooking the Plains of Sharon. Mr. Ben-Gurion, who arrived at the ceremonies in a helicopter, lauded the thousands of Jewish youth from countries all over the world who had answered the call to fight in the Jewish Legion.
The American delegation at the ceremony presented to the new Jewish Legion Center busts of the late Vladimir Jabotinsky and Joseph Trumpeldor, founders and commanders of the Legion, brought from New York. The busts are the work of the noted Jewish sculptor. M. Rapaport who made the monument for the Jewish Martyrs and Fighters erected in Warsaw at the site of the former ghetto established by the Nazis.