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  • 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 ▸

  • News Brief

    The South African Zionist Federation decided to mark David Ben-Gurion’s 80th birthday by planting a forest of 10,000 trees near Sde Boker, the former Prime Minister’s kibbutz. The project, to which Jews throughout South Africa will be asked to contribute, has the approval of Ben-Gurion and the Jewish National Fund. More ▸

  • General Zionist Confederation Leaders Congratulate David Ben-gurion

    Dr. Israel Goldstein and Mrs. Rose Halprin, co-chairmen of the World Confederation of General Zionists, cabled today the following congratulatory message to David Ben-Gurion, at his home in Sde Boker: “Hearty congratulations on your 80th birthday. Your place in Jewish history for your unique contributions to the Jewish State and people is assured. Best wishes… More ▸

  • Israel Flocks to Sde Boker for Colorful Ben-gurion Birthday Program

    Eleven thousand admirers gathered last night at former Premier David Ben-Gurion’s Negev retreat here to honor Israel’s former Premier on his 80th birthday. It was an appropriate setting for the Israeli leader who has preached throughout his career on the need to make the still barren Negev the heart of Israel’s life. The old warrior… More ▸

  • Jewish National Fund Announces Large Project to Honor Ben-gurion

    An announcement was made today that a park, including a forest and sites for a hospital and sports stadium, will be build on a stretch of land near Dimona, Israel, on the way to Sde Boker, the home of David Ben-Gurion, in honor of Israel’s first Prime Minister whose 80th birthday is currently being celebrated…. More ▸

  • Thousands Mass at Sde Boker to Celebrate David Ben-gurion’s Birthday

    Thousands of persons converged today on this isolated kibbutz in the Negev to pay homage to former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Today’s event was the first of several celebrations in various parts of the country marking the 80th birthday of the man who headed Israel’s Government for 15 of the 18 years since the rebirth… More ▸