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Histadrut Campaign Leader Gives $100, 000 for Negev Research Institute

A $100,000 gift from a member of the board of directors of the National Committee for Labor Israel Histadrut campaign, made anonymously, has been received for a $250,000 campaign for establishment of a residential compound and other facilities at a projected Education and Research Institute at Sole Boker, the Negev retreat of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

The gift was announced today by Dr. Sol Stein, executive director of the Histadrut campaign, who said the balance of the funds will be raised among American friends of the Israel Labor Federation on an individual basis. The Negev Institute will serve as a cultural center for the Negev and will provide educational opportunities at the college level for settlers of the area. Social research programs and studies in international affairs will be among the goals of the Institute.