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  • Hadassah to Fund Construction of Dams in the Negev and Arava

    Hadassah will fund construction of dams in the Negev and Arava deserts to contain the regions’ meager rainfall for agricultural use, it was announced by the organization. It will provide about $2.5 million of the $3 million cost of the new dams. The projects are being undertaken in partnership with the Jewish National Fund at… More ▸

  • Personal Glimpses of Ben Gurion

    No fleet of tall ships, no enthusiastic crowd of millions flocked here to the Jewish Museum October 16 to kick-off the nation-wide celebration of the centennial of David Ben Gurion’s birth. It’s probably not that America’s five million Jews think less of Israel’s founding Premier than of the Statue of Liberty. It’s that — despite… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Making Deserts Bloom

    A remedy to curtail starvation among millions of people in the Third World countries is being explored in Israel: desert development. Training for this task is now going on at the Jacob Blaustein International Center for Desert Studies, where students and scientists from around the world are seeking ways to make deserts bloom. The Center… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Announces New Plans for Social and Cultural Projects in the Negev

    The Jewish Agency has announced major new plans for social and cultural projects in the Negev, totalling some $6 million. The sum is to be spent over a two-year period and comes, according to the Agency spokesman, in addition to the regular Agency programs for individual settlements in the Negev and Arava. The spokesman stressed… More ▸

  • Sharon Defends U.s.-israel Agreement As ‘a Real Change’ in Israel’s International Standing

    Defense Minister Ariel Sharon asserted today that the U.S. -Israel memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation meant “a real change” in Israel’s international standing. In a tough Knesset speech in reply to four motions of no confidence, Sharon accused the opposition of deliberately “perverting” the accord in order to criticize it. He called on the… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines a ‘love Canal’ in Israel

    — Romat Hovov may become the “Love Canal” of Israel, according to some environmental experts. The Israel government has proposed a national hazardous waste facility at this site, 12 kilometers from Beersheba, Dr. Philip Alkon told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Alkon is senior research scientist at the Desert Ecology Center of Ben Gurion University of… More ▸

  • Founders Get State Ceremonies

    State memorial services will be held from now on at the gravesides of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmanh, and Zeev Jabotinsky — as well as David Ben Gurion, the Cabinet decided Sunday. The decision came at the suggestion of Premier Menachem Begin. The ceremonies for Herzl and Jabotinsky will be held on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem;… More ▸