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Ben Gurion Seeks to Create Major Educational Center in Negev

Former Premier David Ben Gurion, who celebrates his 84th birthday Sunday, wants to create a major educational center at his desert home town of Sdeh Boker in the Negev. A high school, teachers’ seminary and an ulpan for new immigrants are already functioning. Mr. Ben Gurion hopes they will form the nucleus of a Negev educational institute sponsored by the government, Histadrut and the Jewish Agency. The establishment of a joint authority to further the project is still a year away.