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  • Ben Gurion Asks Increased Immigration; Addresses U.S. Students

    A call for an increase in Jewish immigration from all countries to Israel was voiced today by Premier David Ben Gurion, addressing a session of the summer institute at the Berl Katznelson Institute. The Premier, accompanied by Mrs. Ben Gurion, visited with a group of American and Canadian students who came here for the summer… More ▸

  • Gen. Sarnoff Received by Weizmann and Ben Gurion in Israel

    Brig. General David Sarnoff, chairman of the board of the Radio Corporation of America, was received today by Israel’s Premier David Ben Gurion. Earlier Gen. Sarnoff and his wife were the guests of President Chaim Weizmann. Gen, and Mrs. Sarnoff will remain in Israel for about 10 days. Asked by newsmen whether his visit to… More ▸

  • Montor Talks with Ben Gurion on Coordination of U.J.A. -bond Drives

    Discussions on coordination of the United Jewish Appeal and Israel bond campaigns in the United States were started today by Henry Montor executive head of the bond campaign, with members of the Cabinet here. Mr. Montor met separately with Premier David Ben Gurion and Finance Minister Levi Eshkol. A joint meeting of all persons concerned… More ▸

  • Knesset Gives New Ben Gurion Cabinet Vote of Confidence

    The Israel Parliament today gave a vote of confidence to the reshuffled Cabinet of Premier David Ben Gurion. The changes provided for Eliezer Kaplan to hand over the Finance Ministry to Levi Eshkol and assume the post of Vice Premier without portfolio. Dr. Peretz Naphtali became Minister of Agriculture, while Chaim Cohen took over the… More ▸

  • Israel Parliament Paves Way for Ben Gurion Cabinet Reshuffle

    The Israel Parliament today paved the way for Premier David Ben Gurion’s Cabinet reshuffle by enacting the “transition law” permitting the Prime Minister to replace a minister who resigns or is unable to perform his duties without submitting the Cabinet’s resignation and without seeking a new vote of confidence. The house gave the measure its… More ▸

  • Israel Olympic Team Leaves for Helsinki; Hailed by Ben Gurion

    Prime Minister David Ben Gurion yesterday presented an Israel flag to members of the Israel delegation to the Olympics, who left for Helsinki. He urged the Israel athletes to “go and compete with our and God’s blessing.” He stressed that the participation of the Israelis in the Olympic games will mark the first time that… More ▸

  • Rabbi Miller Pledges Aid to Israel in Message to Ben Gurion

    In a message to Israel Premier David Ben Gurion replying to cabled congratulations from the Premier on his election to the presidency of the Zionist Organization of America, Rabbi Irving Miller this week-end pledged that during his administration the Z.O.A. would fight for the development of the Jewish State and the Zionist movement side by… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion and Locker Congratulate New Z.O.A. President

    Premier David Ben Gurion today cabled congratulations to Rabbi Irving Miller on his election to the presidency of the Zionist Organization of America, expressing the hope that Rabbi Miller’s election would mean the unification of all sectors of the Zionist movement in the United States and the mobilization of all resources to “fulfill the historical… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion May Exchange Defense Portfolio for Economic Role

    Israeli Premier David Ben Gurion considers the economic situation of Israel to be so precarious that he is planning to resign his portfolio as Minister of Defense so that he can devote himself more activety to coordinating economic measures, the Sunday Express reported today in a dispatch from its Tel Aviv correspondent. The correspondent said… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Lauds Hadassah for Establishing New Medical Center

    Ground was broken this week-end for the new Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center near Ein Karem, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, at a gay, colorful ceremony attended by Premier David Ben Gurion, representatives of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, of the University and of various political and cultural circles in Israel. The new hospital… More ▸