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  • Ben Gurion Tells British That Hebrew Must Replace Yiddish As Jewish Language

    Former Premier David Ben Gurion of Israel said here today that Hebrew must replace Yiddish at the universal Jewish language in the Diaspora. Addressing a reception in his honor attended by Zionist, Joint Palestine Appeal and community leaders, Mr. Ben Gurion said that with the decline of Yiddish, “Hebrew must fill the gap because only… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Favors Yielding Territories–except Jerusalem–for a True Peace

    Former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel says he would be disposed to give up at once all Arab territory occupied by Israel in the June, 1967 Six-Day War in exchange for a true peace with the Arabs–all except Jerusalem. Mr. Ben Gurion’s remarks were heard on a television interview taped at his home… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Calls for Settlement of Two Million Jews, Development of Negev

    Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion has called for the settlement of two million Jews in the Negev and the industrial development of that region so that it can serve as a center for exports to African markets. Mr. Ben-Gurion, who makes his home in the Negev village of Sde Boker, spoke before the Negev Development… More ▸

  • Friends and Admirers Pay Tribute to Ben-gurion on Birthday, Hear Biblical Lecture

    Scores of friends and admirers flocked to this tiny desert town today to pay tribute to David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, who celebrated his 82nd birthday by lecturing on Biblical subjects at the Sde Boker school. Mr. Ben-Gurion, a widower now and at least officially out of politics, spent the day among close friends… More ▸

  • Paula Ben-gurion Scholarships Established for Israeli Children

    The establishment of a Paula Ben Gurion Foundation to provide scholarships at all educational levels for needy Israeli youngsters was disclosed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here today by one of its governors, Abraham Tsivion, director of the Midrasha, the Ben Gurion college in Sde Boker, said that the foundation named in memory of the… More ▸

  • 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 ▸