Ben-gurion Urges Israelis to Disperse Due to Missile Threats

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion warned his countrymen today that it was dangerous for most of the population to be concentrated along Israel’s shores in an era of nuclear-tipped missiles and urged dispersal to empty areas in Israel’s northern and southern sections.

The warning is contained in the Prime Minister’s preface to the Israel Yearbook which is due to be issued soon. He urged a revival of the pioneering spirit not only to assist in dispersal of present coastal concentration but also so that Israel would be ready for many Jews who will come “though they are now still shut off” in various countries.

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