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Ben-gurion Holds ‘open House’ in Negev on His 79th Birthday

Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion celebrated his 79th birthday yesterday with an open house at his Negev retreat at Sde Boker where he welcomed family, friends and even political opponents.

When those present offered the customary toast “may you live to be a 120, ” Mrs. Ben-Gurion said “that’s not enough.” Thousands of congratulatory telegrams from all parts of the world were pouring into the Sde Boker home.