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  • 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 ▸

  • Beersheba ‘hias House’ Sold for Use As Nucleus of Negev University

    United Hias Service sold its Hias House here today to the Institute of Higher Education in Beersheba, to be used as the nucleus of a new university to serve this Negev area. The keys to the building, which for the past decade was used to house thousands of engineers, scientists and technicians who helped reclaim… More ▸

  • New Industrial Plants Planned for Beersheba, Minister Reports

    Eight industrial plants which will provide jobs for 1,000 workers are in the advanced planning stage for commerce and industry in Beersheeba, Haim Zadok, Minister of Commerce and Industry, reported today in Beersheba. He said that the new enterprises are in the fields of textiles, printing, furniture and metalwork. Mr. Zadok, who participated in a… More ▸

  • Eshkol Cheered in Beersheba; Promises City Will Soon Get a University

    Premier Levi Eshkol, cheered by thousands of Beersheba citizens on a visit, declared yesterday that high school education would soon be free, and that the city would soon get a university. The Premier came to Beersheba for a ceremony in City Hall at which he was given freedom of the city. He said he had… More ▸

  • ‘care’ Leader Presents Printing Equipment to School in Beersheba

    Ben Touster, of New York, treasurer of CARE, today presented two gifts, including printing equipment and a technical library, to the Beersheba Comprehensive School and the Government’s Institute for Arid Zone Research here. The printing equipment, valued at 3,500 Israeli pounds ($1,166) was given to the school so that Beersheba youth could improve their studies… More ▸

  • 200, 000 Watch Israel’s Independence Day Military Parade at Beersheba

    Two hundred thousand Israelis and visitors from abroad Jammed into Beersheba today to watch a display on Israel’s 16th Independence Day of the deterrent power which has kept the Arabs at bay for those 16 years. A spectacular aerial demonstration by 220 military planes marked the start of the 57-minute parade in a mighty show… More ▸