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  • Arab-israel Peace Foreseen by Ben Gurion in Farewell Address

    Confidence that the Arab countries will sooner or later come to peace with Israel was expressed here last night by David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Premier until he resigned yesterday, in a farewell radio broadcast to the people of Israel. Mr. Ben Gurion also bade farewell to the Israel Army which he beaded as Minister… More ▸

  • President Receives Ben Gurion’s Resignation; Summons Party Leaders

    David Ben Gurion, first Premier of the State of Israel, today handed his resignation to President Isaac Ben Zvi, after five and one-half years of service. The Premier walked to the President’s office, accompanied by his military aide and his secretary. President Ben Zvi indicated later to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he will summon… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Submits Resignation Today; Cabinet Grants Him “vacation”

    David Ben Gurion today announced that he will submit his resignation as Premier to President Ben Zvi tomorrow. Earlier, at the regular Cabinet session this afternoon, the Cabinet granted Mr. Ben Gurion an indefinite vacation starting Tuesday. Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, the Mapai Party’s choice to succeed Mr. Ben Gurion as Premier, has been named… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion’s New Home in Negev Equipped with Radio-telephone

    Premier David Ben Gurion’s modest home at Sdeh Boker, in the Negev, to which he will retire, probably next week, is equipped with radio-telephone capable of reaching any part of Israel, it was revealed here today. This indication that the retiring Premier will not be as isolated from the center of the government from which… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Will Get Ben Gurion’s Resignation Next Sunday

    Premier David Ben Gurion will officially submit his resignation to the Israel Cabinet next Sunday following the completion of the present negotiations between his party–the Mapai Party–and leaders of other parties for the composition of the coalition government, it was indicated here today. Mapai leaders met today with leaders of the General Zionists and will… More ▸

  • Mapai Names Sharett Premier; Ben Gurion Retains Knesset Seat

    The Mapai Party political committee nominated Moshe Sharett to succeed David Ben Gurion as Premier of Israel, at a meeting which ended in the pre-dawn hours of this morning. The Mapai leaders further decided that Mr. Sharett would also remain at his post in the Foreign Ministry. The committee, whose decision is subject to confirmation… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Assails “big Three” Resolution at Security Council

    Premier David Ben Gurion tonight challenged the veracity of the report on the Kibya incident submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN truce supervisor Maj. Gen. Vagn Bennike and charged ### the Big Three resolution on Kibya submitted to the Council discriminated “between the blood of one people and that of another.” Speaking… More ▸

  • Socialist International Lauds Ben Gurion’s Achievements

    The Bureau of the Socialist International, meeting here today, has dispatched a message of admiration to Premier David Ben Gurion, on the occasion of his resignation as head of the Israel Government. The message, which expressed the gratitude of the Socialist leaders for his contributions to the Socialist movement, declared: “As Prime Minister of Israel… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Rejects Final Plea for Retaining Premiership

    Premier David Ben Gurion today rejected the final appeal by his Mapai Party to remain in the Cabinet. He told the Mapai Council that he would not change his decision to resign the premier ship, but promised that his absence from leading the Israel Government would be a short one. The Council expressed regret over… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Firm on Retirement; Negotiates Cabinet Reorganization

    Premier David Ben Gurion, although deeply moved by appeals from all sides not to retire from the Government, today reiterated his decision to withdraw from the Cabinet. The state should not rest on one man, he was quoted as telling leaders of his own Mapai Party who are trying to induce him to remain as… More ▸