Ben Gurion

  • Ben Gurion Goes on Vacation; Friction in Cabinet Reported

    Levi Eshkol, Finance Minister, was today named Acting Premier of Israel for the period during which Premier David Ben Gurion will be on vacation at Tiberias. Mr. Ben Gurion, however, will continue to carry out his functions as Defense Minister while he is on vacation, the Cabinet also decided. Pinchas Lavon, Minister without portfolio, was… More ▸

  • Premier Ben Gurion Asks American Students to Remain in Israel

    Premier David Ben Gurion, appearing as an unexpected guest at a reception for 25 American theological students who are returning to the United States after completing a 30-day course of study, spent two hours yesterday in a give-and-take discussion with the students on various Israeli and world Jewish problems. The American students fired questions at… More ▸

  • Israel Bond Leaders Report on Their Talks with Ben Gurion

    The ”unreserved” continuation of the leadership of the principal officers of the State of Israel bond organization in the United States was announced today by Julian B. Venezky, chairman of the executive committee of the organization, upon his return from Israel to the United States with a delegation, which included Henry Monitor, vice-president of the… More ▸

  • Isrel Bond Leaders in U.S. Start Talks with Premier Ben Gurion

    The delegation of Israel of Israel bond drive leaders, headed by Henry Montor, which is here to discuss difference of opinion over the operation of the sales drive in the United States, today conferred all morning with Premier David Ben Gurion. The talks, which deal with various matters including relations between the bond drive and… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Forms New Israel Cabinet; Progresives John

    President Ben Zvi today authorized David Ben Gurion, Mapai leader and Premier in the previous two Israel Governments, to form a new government, Mr. Ben Gurion officially submitted the resignation of his last Cabinet — which was in office 14 months — to the President last Friday. Mr. Ben Gurion will present his new Cabinet… More ▸

  • Bond Leaders to Confer with Ben Gurion on Their Resignations

    A delegation of State of Israel bond organization leaders will be leaving New York on Sunday to confer with the Premier David Ben Gurion and his associates in Jerusalem on problems of relationship between the Israel Government and the bond organization, it was announced here today by Henry Morgenthau, chairman of the board of governors… More ▸

  • Envoy in Czechoslovakia Reports to Ben Gurion on Prague Trial

    Dr. Arieh Kubovi, Israel’s Minister to Czechoslovakia, arrived here today from Prague to report to the government on the anti-Jewish sentiment now prevailing in the ranks of the Czech Government which found its expression in the Prague “purge” trial last week. Dr. Kubovi met today with Premier David Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion, Sharett Favor Isaac Ben Zvi for President of Israel

    Isaac Ben Zvi, veteran Zionist labor leader and former president of the Jewish National Council of Palestine, which was replaced by the Israel Parliament after the establishment of the Jewish State, is supported as a candidate for the Presidency of Israel by Premier David Ben Gurion, Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and other influential members of… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Denies He Asked Einstein to Become Israel President

    An official denial that Premier David Ben Gurion sent a cable to Prof, Albert Einstein in the United States inquiring whether he would agree to become President of Israel, to succeed the late President Chaim Weizmann, was issued here today by the Premier’s Office. “The Premier’s Office does not know anything about any such inquiry,”… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Eulogizes Weizmann at Special Session of Parliament

    A hushed Parliament today heard Premier David Ben Gurion eulogize Chaim Weizmann as “not just great, but the greasiest” Jew of his generation. The deputies’ seats were all occupied and distinguished visitors, including Dr. Weizmann’s son Benjamin and other members of the President’s family, crowded the galleries. The President’s box was draped in black. “Yesterday… More ▸