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  • 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 ▸

  • Defense of Negev Discussed at Conference in Beersheba; Premier Attends Discussions

    Problems of security for the Negev were discussed here today at a conference attended by Premier David Ben Gurion. Delegates representing the Negev settlers were assured by the Premier that the Israel Government “will not forget the natural defenses of the area.” At the same time, he urged the settlers to maintain constant readiness in… More ▸