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  • Haredim Clash with Antiquities Authority over Site in Beersheba

    Fervently Orthodox Jews and archaeologists have again clashed horns, this time at an electric company construction site in Beersheba, which the haredim claim contains Jewish remains. The conflict began when ruins of a Byzantine church were uncovered at the site where the company planned to build. Archaeologists asked to excavate the area and then discovered… More ▸

  • Bomb Explodes in Beersheba Market

    A bomb blast in Beersheba’s crowded open-air market injured two people Monday. One of them, a 68-year-old recent immigrant from the Soviet Union, was hospitalized for what were described as moderate leg wounds. A woman was treated on the spot for cuts and sent home. The market and surrounding area were sealed off as police… More ▸

  • Beersheba Bedouins Wander, but Not by Their Own Choice

    Half-naked children aimlessly walk barefoot on the yellow desert sand among the ruins of their newly demolished tin huts. Heavily veiled women garbed in black hide behind the curtains of their tents. The men, in a newly erected tent, argue loudly over who is responsible for their plight. These people are Bedouins, traditional nomads of… More ▸

  • Jackson Cancels Plans to Visit South Lebanon, Beersheba

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson today cancelled his earlier plans to visit with Christian militias in south Lebanon and meet Yosef Tekoah, president of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba. After a tour of the Old City the Black leader who heads “Operation PUSH,” visited the Kalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem and… More ▸

  • 28 Persons Injured, 4 Seriously, in Bomb Explosion in Beersheba

    A bomb blast in the Beersheba marketplace this morning injured 28 persons, four seriously, and touched off a nationwide mobilization of security forces against what is shaping up as a new wave of terrorism aimed at causing civilian casualties. Police rounded up ll suspects after today’s bombing and patrols were beefed up in urban areas… More ▸

  • Grant for Yiddish Studies at Beersheba U. Announced by Tekoah

    Ambassador Yosef Tekoah, the retiring permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, announced today the creation of a Fund for Yiddish Culture Studies at Beersheba University in the Negev. Ambassador Tekoah, who will assume the presidency of Beersheba University when he returns to Israel shortly, said the grant was received from a distinguished New… More ▸

  • Beersheba Awarded $25,000 for Contribution to Town Planning and Design

    The Biblical city of Beersheba in Israel, where a completely planned new town is being built in the ancient desert settlement, has been honored by the second R.S. Reynolds Memorial Award for community architecture, the American Institute of Architects announced today. The architects and planners of Beersheba will receive the international award, $25,000 and an… More ▸

  • New University Will Be Set Up in Beersheba, Will Have Variety of Faculties

    A new university that will incorporate various research institutions and organizations in the Negev region will be established in Beersheba, it was announced by the ministerial committee on science and technology headed by Deputy Premier Yigal Allon. Plans for the university call for faculties of technological and natural sciences, a faculty of humanities and a… More ▸

  • Mrs. Paula Ben-gurion Dies in Beersheba Hospital After Long Illness

    Mrs. Paula Munwess Ben-Gurion, wife of the former Prime Minister of Israel, died here today at the age of 76. Mrs. Ben-Gurion, who had been ill for several years, was rushed to Beersheba Hospital last night from her home in Sdeh Boker after suffering a hemorrhage. In addition to her husband, she is survived by… More ▸