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Israel Awards Ben-zvi Prizes; New Citation in Law to Honor Ex-justice Minister

The annual Ben-Zvi Prizes, the fourth awarded since the death of the late Israeli President, were presented last night in ceremonies attended by President Zalman Shazar. The prizes, cash awards of 3,000 pounds ($1,000) each, were given to Avraham Yaari and Shmuel Avitzur in the field of agriculture, and to Zvi Even-Shoshan for his work in the history of the labor movement in Israel.

The establishment of an annual Pinhas Rosen Prize of 5,000 pounds ($1,667) to mark the 80th birthday of Israel’s former Minister of Justice, and to be presented for the best research work on Israel law, was announced here today by Justice Minister Yaakov Shapiro.