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  • $2,046,652 Raised by Pioneer Women; Sold $4,712,670 in Israel Bonds

    Pioneer Women, the American Women’s Labor Zionist Organization, has raised a total of $2,046,652 during the past two years, it was announced here today by Mrs. Blanche Fine, national president of the organization. Addressing the 40th anniversary convention of Pioneer Women, Mrs. Fine said that a total $4,712,670 in Israel bonds have been sold by… More ▸

  • Mapai Party Leaders Decide to Back Eshkol in Dispute with Ben-gurion

    The Mapai Party Secretariat, after two days of deliberations, today decided to express full confidence in Prime Minister Eshkol and to back him in his dispute with former Premier David Ben-Gurion which came to a head last week, when Ben-Gurion called Mr. Eshkol “unfit” to lead the party and the country. In a resolution adopted… More ▸

  • Israel Museum Opened in Jerusalem; President Johnson’s Message Read

    Under clear, sunny skies, the Israel Museum was dedicated officially here today atop a Judean hill now named Naveh Shaanan, the Place of Tranquility. More than 2,000 guests from Israel and abroad were present as President Zalman Shazar formally opened the vast complex of buildings forming the Museum. United States Ambassador Walworth Barbour attended, and… More ▸

  • Mr. Ben-gurion Undergoes Emergency Operation; is ‘out of Danger’

    Mrs. Paula Ben-Gurion, wife of the former Premier, underwent emergency surgery yesterday after being rushed to the Beersheba hospital from the Ben-Gurion retreat at Sde Boker. Mrs. Ben-Gurion, who is 72 complained of abdominal pains and, after examination at the hospital, was operated on. Her condition improved during the night and the hospital reported her… More ▸

  • Feldman, Eshkol to Finalize Plans Today on Premier’s Visit to U.s.a.

    Myer Feldman, Deputy Special Counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson, this weekend paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. Mr. Feldman, who is here on a week’s visit as a guest of the Weizmann Institute of Science, will meet with the Prime Minister tomorrow to finalize the details of Mr. Eshkol’s visit to… More ▸

  • Walter Reuther Confers with Ben-gurion; is Guest of Histadrut

    Walter Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers of the United States, visited former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion yesterday at the latter’s residence at Sde Boker in the Negev. Mr. Reuther arrived in Israel Friday for a four day visit as the guest of the Histadrut, the Israel labor federation. More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Tells U.J.A. Mission of Plans to Broaden Education

    Israel is seeking to raise the age level for compulsory education of children from 14 to 16, thus extending free education to include two years of high school or vocational training, former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion told members of the 120-member United Jewish Appeal Study Mission today. Next to security, he told members of the… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Announces Project for Establishment of College in Negev

    Former Prime Minister David Ben Gurion celebrated his 77th birthday at his home here today by receiving a host of visitors and well-wishers including President Shazar and Premier Levi Eshkol, and by taking part in a variety of events including the groundbreaking ceremonies for the establishment of a library at this settlement which, he announced,… More ▸

  • Ex-premier of Canada Arrives in Israel As Guest of Government

    John G. Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada, arrived here today for an eight-day visit as a guest of the Government, after visiting Egypt. Mr. Diefenbaker told newsmen that, while in Cairo, he had a talk with Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser but, he declared, the conference did not touch either on Egyptian relations with… More ▸

  • King of Nepal Arrives with Queen in Israel; Defies Arab Efforts

    King Mahendra of Nepal arrived here this morning for a week-long state visit with his Queen, Nepalese Premier Tulsi Giri and four senior Nepalese army officers. The royal guests were met at the airport by President Zalman Shazar, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, Cabinet Ministers, members of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, members of the diplomatic corps,… More ▸