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  • Ben-Gurion Approves Agreement for Documentary Film on His Life

    A British movie producer, Melville Mark of Manchester, said today he had signed an agreement with former Premier David Ben-Gurion authorizing a documentary film on the life of the Israeli leader. Mark, who has just returned from Israel, said the agreement was signed at Ben-Gurion’s Negev home in Sde Boker. The producer said his company… More ▸

  • Festivities at Sde Boker to Mark Ben-gurion’s 81st Birthday Sunday

    Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion will celebrate his 81st birthday at Sde Boker next Sunday, the Negev village where Israel’s elder statesman makes his home. The occasion will be marked by the dedication of a new teachers’ seminary at the Sde Boker educational center. Some 100 prominent figures from all walks of life will be… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion’s Opposition Produces New Snag in Labor Merger Plans

    The much-discussed and much-negotiated plan for a merger into one powerful party of Israel’s three labor parties collided today with the determined opposition of former Premier David Ben-Gurion to a union under existing Mapai leadership. Negotiations to merge Premier Levi Eshkol’s Mapai. Achdut Avodah and the National Workers Party (Rafi) have repeatedly reached the stage… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Wants Jewish Agency to Surrender Immigration Work

    David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s former Prime Minister, proposed here last night that the task of promoting Jewish immigration into Israel be taken away from the Jewish Agency and put into the hands of the Government. “Only such a measure,” he said, “can bring about mass immigration from the Western countries, which Israel needs.” Mr. Ben-Gurion made… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Back in Israel; is Impressed with American Jewish Youth

    Former Premier David Ben-Gurion returned home this weekend from his journey to the West, which he had begun March 1, full of cheer and particularly enthusiastic over the quality of the American Jewish youth whom he met during his visits to the United States, and Canada. “I bring you regards from the American Jewish youth,”… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Lauds American Jewry on His Departure from the U.S.

    David Ben-Gurion left the United States today after completing a strenuous 19-day cross-country visit at the invitation of the United Jewish Appeal, in which he sought aid for absorbing Israel’s immigrants, and for enlarging opportunities for the high school education of their children. Departing for Canada, for a 2-day stay before leaving for London, Mr…. More ▸

  • U.J.A. Presents Ben-gurion $1,200,000 for Negev School As Birthday Gift

    The United Jewish Appeal presented tonight a birthday gift of $1,200,000 to David Ben-Gurion to build a secondary school as part of the Institute of Higher Studies, the regional educational center which the former Premier is building at Sde Boker, the kibbutz in the Negev desert where he now makes his home. Some 400 people… More ▸

  • Las Vegas Jewish Leaders Pledge $100,000 for Negev School

    A group of leaders of the Las Vegas Jewish community told former Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion that they would contribute $100,000 toward the construction of a high school in his Negev desert home community of Sde Boker. In the group, which met with the Israel statesman during his stay in Los Angeles, were Hank… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Honored in Los Angeles; Talks to Students at University

    Seventy-five members of California Machal, made up of Americans who fought for Israel’s liberation in 1943, and some 50 Jewish Legionnaires who fought with British forces to liberate Palestine in World War I welcomed David Ben-Gurion at separate meetings here last night following his arrival. The Machal members, most of them in their forties, led… More ▸

  • U.J.A. Leaders Pledge Ben-gurion to Build High School in Negev

    David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister of Israel who has retired to Sde Boker, in the Negev, and who came yesterday to the United States with a view to stimulating the interest of American Jewry in the development of the Negev, was visibly moved tonight by an announcement made at a dinner tendered in his… More ▸