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  • 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 ▸

  • Ben Gurion Reports His Reasons for Retiring from Cabinet

    The Mapai central committee tonight decided to make one more appeal to Premier David Ben Gurion not to resign his Cabinet posts. The decision to make the appeal came after the committee heard Meir Argov, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs Committee, read a letter from Mr. Ben Gurion outlining his reasons for resigning. The… More ▸

  • Sharett Urges Ben Gurion to Retain Premiership; Cites Effects

    Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett last night made an impassioned plea to Premier David Ben Gurion to reconsider his decision to resign his Cabinet posts this month. The plea was made at a meeting of the Mapai’s political committee which heard the Premier’s reasons for resignation. Despite all pleas and arguments Mr. Ben Gurion was reported… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Outlines His Reasons for Giving Up Premiership

    Premier David Ben Gurion today met with the Mapai members of the Israel Parliament-the largest fraction in Parliament-and outlined to them the reasons for his decision to give up the Premiership. Other party fractions also met to discuss the Premier’s proposed action. More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Plans to Give Up Premiership by November 20th

    The intention of Premier David Ben Gurion to give up his office by November 20th was indicated here today as he began his “final round” of negotiations with leaders of his own party and with other parties of the coalition government regarding the future of the Cabinet following his withdrawal. The Premier said he expects… More ▸

  • Weizmann Park Opened; Ben Gurion Likens Weizmann to Kings of Old

    “Weizmann’s place in Jewish history is alongside the great rulers and kings of old and as the foremost architect of our sovereign statehood in these times,” Premier David Ben Gurion told several thousand persons who gathered at the grave of Israel’s first President to mark the formal opening of Yad Weizmann, the Weizmann memorial park… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Will Not Leave Cabinet; Speculation “premature”

    All speculation concerning Premier David Ben Guroin’s taking a lengthy leave of absence or retiring are “premature,” well informed sources said here today. These sources pointed out that in the present tense political situation Mr. Ben Gurion would not leave the Cabinet. More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Blames Qibya Provocation on Arab States’ War Policy

    Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel, in an unscheduled broadcast last night, unequivocally denied that units of the Israel Army had carried out a reprisal raid on the Arab village of Qibya in Jordan territory and placed blame for the situation in which settlers in the frontier areas had been provoked to action squarely… More ▸

  • Negev Settlement Starts Building Home for Premier Ben Gurion

    Construction of a home for Premier David Ben Gurion and his family within the settlement of Sdeh Boker in the Negev was begun today. The four-room house will be constructed of prefabricated wood panels produced in Sweden. His famous library will be housed in a nearby archaeological laboratory. The Sdeh Boker kibbutz met today and… More ▸

  • Israelis Concerned About Ben Gurion’s Intentions; Rumors Continue

    The question of whether the reports of the alleged intention of Premier David Ben Gurion to take a prolonged leave of absence are true continued today to be a matter of speculation, even after a meeting which took place between the Premier and the four General Zionist members of the Cabinet. General Zionist circles yesterday… More ▸