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  • Ben Gurion Congratulates Israel Bond Drive Leaders in U.s

    Prime Minister David Ben Gurion today expressed “sincere and heartfelt appreciation” for the “huge successes” of the ten simultaneous celebrations of Israel’s Fifth Anniversary held in New York last Monday evening by the Israel bond drive. Mr. Ben Gurion cabled his congratulations from Jerusalem to Henry Morgenthau, Jr., chairman of the Board of Governors of… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Sees Hope for Renewal of Israel-soviet Relations

    Premier David Ben Gurion today said that there is hope for renewed diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Israel and there might also be a possible change in the attitude of the Soviet Government with regard to permitting Jews to migrate to Israel. Mr. Ben Gurion made this statement at Tiberius where he is… More ▸

  • Premier Ben Gurion Reports on Israel’s Security at Closed Meeting

    Premier David Ben Gurion, in his capacity of Defense Minister, today reported on security matters to a closed meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. The committee also heard Gen. Mordecai Makleff, Army Chief of Staff. An Israeli border policeman was killed today in a clash between Israeli forces and a band of… More ▸

  • Hadassah Celebrates Its 41st Anniversary; Lauded by Ben Gurion

    Contracts have been awarded for construction of various units of the new Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Mrs. Samuel J. Rosensohn, Hadassah president, announced here today at a special meeting of the organization’s executive marking the 41st anniversary of the establishment of the women’s Zionist organization of America. Construction will begin shortly on the… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Calls Bombing of Soviet Legation “outrage”; 30 Arrested

    Some 30 people were arrested by the Israeli police today in the aftermath of last night’s bombing of the Soviet Legation here. Five persons, including four Russians and a child in the neighborhood, were injured by the blast. Addressing the Parliament, Premier David Ben Gurion declared that it was “with very deep regret” that he… More ▸

  • Dr. Bunche Meets with Ben Gurion; Visits Dr. Weizmann’s Grave

    Dr. Ralph Bunche, former United Nations mediator for Palestine, who was chiefly responsible for the armistice agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors, today placed a wreath on the grave of President Weizmann at Rehovoth. Dr. Bunche spent two days in Israel en route home after a month’s visit to India and Pakistan. Dr. Bunche,… More ▸

  • Israel-jordan Tension Mounts; Ben Gurion Interrupts His Vacation

    Premier David Ben Gurion interrupted his vacation today to hurry back to Jerusalem to attend an extraordinary Cabinet meeting the called to consider the rapidly deteriorating situation on the Israel-Jordan border. The weeks-old tension culminated Monday night in the mining by Arabs of an Israel freight train one mile from Jordan territory in central Palestine…. More ▸

  • Dr. Silver’s 60th Birthday Marked Today; Ben Gurion Sends Greetings

    Israel Premier David Ben Gurion today cabled his congratulations on the 60th birthday of Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, veteran American Zionist leader. The message was sent to Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Organization of America, which will tender a dinner in New York tomorrow evening to mark Dr. Silver’s birthday. The message wished… More ▸

  • Moscow Attacks Ben Gurion, Sharett, Says They Are U.S. “agents”

    The Soviet Government today attacked the leaders of the Israel Government, branding Premier David Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett “agents” of the United States “carrying out instructions from the State Department.” The attack, the most severe ever made in Moscow against members of the Israel Government, was made in an article published in… More ▸