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  • Possibility of Ben Gurion’s Retirement Rumored in Israel

    Rumors that David Ben Gurion intends to take a long leave of absence as Prime Minister of Israel were published in the press here today, causing much speculation. The Davar, leading pro-government newspaper, in an editorial today reproaches the editors of other newspapers for reporting the rumors in a sensational manner, The paper points out… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Visits Israel Flotilla Which Aided Victims in Greece

    Premier David Ben Gurion today visited the four-vessel Israel Navy flotilla which recently joined American, British and Greek naval units in relief and evacuation operations for victims of earthquakes in the Ionian Islands off the coast of Greece. Mr. Ben Gurion thanked the crews of the Israeli vessels for the “great humanitarian help” they gave… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Discusses Jerusalem Issue with U.S. Church Leaders

    “We have not established the Israeli capital in Jerusalem; it was King David who established Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.” Premier David Ben Gurion today told a group of 38 Christian educators and clergymen who have been travelling through the Near East. The group, headed by John Hoffman, president of the Winona Lake School of Theology,… More ▸

  • UJA Leader Reports Accord with Ben Gurion on 1954 Campaign

    “What we need most to assure success for our efforts on behalf of Israel in the coming year in the United States, is a united American Jewish community without conflicts and controversies, ” Dr. Joseph Schwartz, executive vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, declared today prior to his retrun to New York, after three days… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Says Religious Girls Must Do Military Service

    A delegation of rabbis today visited Premier David Ben Gurion and appealed to him against the implementation of the law for military service for religious girls. The Premier told the rabbis that the law will be implemented in a manner that “no mother will shed any tears” over the fact that her daughter is performing… More ▸

  • Dr. Schwartz Arrives in Israel; Discusses U.J.A. with Ben Gurion

    Dr. Joseph Schwartz, executive vice-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, arrived here today from New York to discuss the future program of the UJA with leaders of the Jewish Agency executive. He was received by Premier David Ben Gurion with whom he discussed UJA problems. More ▸

  • South African Premier Visits Israel: Meets with Ben Gurion

    Premier Malan of South Africa and Foreign Secretary Forsyth arrived in Israel today for a short visit. They were welcomed by Michael Comay Deputy Director General of the Israel Foreign Office, and Dansky Shaitman of the South African Zionist Federation. Premier Malan, who left for Jerusalem, told representatives of the press here that he desires… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Takes over Ministries of Resigned Cabinet Members

    Premier David Ben Gurion will temporarily assume responsibility for the four ministries held by the General Zionist Cabinet members who resigned yesterday, he told a meeting of the Knesset. He will take over the Ministries of Interior, Communications, Trade and Health pending a decision by the Cabinet which met twice today to consider the situation…. More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Sees Jewry’s Strength in the State and Bible

    The strength of the modern Jewish nation lies in the Jewish State and in the Bible, Premier David Ben Gurion declared here today in an address to Milo, a club of artists and writers. In the past, he added, the Jewish nation survived because of its religion and because of the hatred which surrounded it…. More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Discusses Political Issues; Ben Gurion Returns

    Political problems were the major subjects of discussion at yesterday’s meeting of the Cabinet, it was learned today. Among other matters, the Ministers considered Israel’s relations with various states. The problem of the controversial “unemployment tax” has been left for an extraordinary session this week. The major parties of the coalition are split over the… More ▸