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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel Minister, Beersheba Mayor Arrive in U.S. to Aid Israel Causes

    Dr. Joseph Burg, Israeli Minister of Posts, Telephone and Telegraph, has arrived here to participate in the Israel Bond drive campaign. David Tuviahu, Mayor of Beersheba, arrived here as a delegate to the National Committee for Labor Israel’s Histadrut Campaign. He will be officially welcomed at City Hall Thursday by Mayor Robert F. Wagner. More ▸

  • Hias to Build $250,000 Hostel in Beersheba for Foreign Experts

    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has completed arrangements for the construction of a $250,000 hostel in Beersheba, hub of the rapidly developing Negev in Israel, for the use of 40 foreign experts who at present have nowhere to live in the rugged desert town, it was announced here yesterday. The announcement was made by Edward… More ▸

  • Israel Accepts Decision of Armistice Commission on Beersheba-eilath Road Dispute

    Israeli traffic quit using about one -third of a kilometer of the Beersheba-Eilath road yesterday in accordance with a decision of the Israel-Jordan Mixed Armistice Commission two weeks ago. The section of road was disputed by the two countries and resulted in several clashes between armored units of Israel and Jordan when the Arabs decided… More ▸