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  • Tel Aviv–beersheba Rail Line Sabotaged by Egyptian Infiltrators

    A section of the Tel Aviv–Beersheba rail line was sabotaged today at a point 12 miles north of Beersheba Although the distance from Egypt at that point was nearly 19 miles and to Jordan only ten, an Israeli spokesman charged that Egyptian fedayeen (suicide squads) were responsible. The spokesman said that this had all the… More ▸

  • Latin Patriarchate Denies Charges of Conversions in Beersheba

    Recent charges in sections of the Israeli press that Jews were being converted to Catholicism in Beersheba and that some of them were encouraged by the proselytizers to leave Israel and send their funds abroad were denied here today by Msgr: Antonio Vergani, representative of the Latin Patriarchate here. Msgr. Vergani demanded that the government… More ▸

  • U.S. Ambassador in Israel Speaks at Beersheba Gathering

    United States Ambassador Edward B. Lawson was the principal speaker today at the ground breaking ceremony of the Sheber Cultural Center in Beersheba. The Center was established through a gift of $150,000 by Nathan and David Sheber, American philanthroposts. Ambassador Lawson lauded the Americans for their contribution and emphasized the importance of the Center in… More ▸

  • St. Louis Jewish Philanthropists Build Community Center in Beersheba

    Nathan and David Shever, two brothers who are out standing philanthropic leaders of St. Louis, Missouri, announced today that they would contribute $100,000 to the establishment of a cultural and community center in Beersheba. The Shever Center will be erected by the American Fund for Israel Institutions in cooperation with the municipal government of Beersheba…. More ▸

  • New Railroad Section Links Beersheba with Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa

    Beersheba, the economic center of Israel’s Negev, was linked directly by rail with Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem yesterday when the last section of a 48-mile spur was completed. The first freight train is expected to roll on the new section this week. The new line, which took three years and 11 million pounds to… More ▸

  • New 20,000,000 Pound Negev Road Opened; Terminus in Beersheba

    A new 20-million pound road through the Negev desert was opened today between Beersheba and Demona, cutting eight miles off the road between Beersheba and Sdom, site of the Israel Potash Company’s plants at the southern end of the Dead Sea. Present at the inaugural ceremony were Lincoln Hale, chief of the United States Operations… More ▸

  • Egyptian Units Fire on Israelis in Gaza Area; Fly over Beersheba

    Two Egyptian gun nests opened fire on an Israel patrol moving near the border in the vicinity of Kissufim, opposite the Gaza strip, an Israel military spokesman announced today. He said there were no Israel casualties. The spokesman revealed that an Egyptian plane had violated Israel air space Sunday and had flown over Beersheba. He… More ▸

  • Dr. Nelson Glueck Receives Freedom of City of Beersheba

    The freedom of the city of Beersheba was conferred on Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, at a special ceremony held at the Consulate General of Israel in New York. This honor was accorded to Dr. Glueck in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of archaeological research… More ▸