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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel Army, Air Force to Parade in Beersheba, Display Latest Weapons

    Preparations were nearing completion here today for Israel’s 16th anniversary Independence Day parade on Thursday, the first to be held in this Negev metropolis. Among other displays, the parade will include the largest Air Force display, with a fly-past of some 220 Israeli aircraft, including helicopters and various types of jets, spearheaded by 48 Mirage… More ▸

  • Mapai Party Gets Mayor’s Post in Beersheba; May Get It in Ashdod

    The Mapai party obtained the Mayor’s post in Beer-sheba in negotiations last night with the Religious party and appeared likely to win the mayorship of Ashdod as well. Former Judge Eliyahu Nawai was elected Mayor of Beersheba. He will lead a coalition of Mapai, Mapam and the religious parties. In Ashdod. a Mapai-religious bloc will… More ▸

  • Sephardic Slate Captures Two Seats in Beersheba Council Elections

    A community slate, largely representing the Sephardic element, led by a former Mapai local leader, making its first bid in a Beersheba municipal election, won two seats today on the new 15-member city council. Mapai and Mapam retained their five and four seats respectively after bringing in their leading national figures to bid for votes…. More ▸

  • Minister Appoints Six-man Commission to Run Beersheba City

    Interior Minister Moshe Shapiro today appointed a six-man commission to run Beersheba until a new municipal government is elected. The move follows a decision by the Interior Minister to dissolve the present town council at the request of Mayor Zev Zarissi. A crisis arose last year when Liberal Councillor Avraham Fleischer defected from the Mapam-led… More ▸

  • Israel’s Interior Minister Dissolves Beersheba Municipal Council

    Moshe Shapiro, acting in his capacity as Interior Minister, decided today to dissolve the Beersheba Municipal Council and set up a commission to run the city’s tangled municipal affairs until new elections are held. A crisis developed when Mayor Zeeb Zarisi, a member of Mapam, lost his majority on the Beersheba Council after the Liberal… More ▸