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  • Israel Will Honor Ben-gurion on Birthday; Shazar to Open Fete

    President Zalman Shazar will personally open the celebrations for former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s 80th birthday, October 1. The President will go with his wife and members of the official celebration committee to Mr. Ben-Gurion’s residence at Sde Boker in the Negev to convey the best wishes of the nation to Mr. Ben-Gurion. The President… More ▸

  • Son of Germany’s Ambassador to Israel Works in Ben-gurion’s Kibbutz

    Christian Pauls, 22-year-old son of West Germany’s first Ambassador to Israel, was disclosed today to be spending his summer vacation working at the Sde Boker kibbutz, of which former Premier David Ben-Gurion is a member. The youth, a student at Freiburg University, spent two years in the West German army on compulsory duty and then… More ▸

  • Adenauer Leaves Israel; Pledges Maximum Support for Jewish State

    Former West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer completed today an action-packed eight-day visit to Israel with an assurance that he would continue to work actively for Israel. His departure from Lydda Airport was delayed 30 minutes after police received an anonymous report that a bomb had been placed on the E1 A1 airliner taking him back… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Discusses Police Brutality Charges; Inquiry Body Named

    Prime Minister Levi Eshkol today appointed a special commission to inquire into charges of police brutality against Hebrew University students who, last Thursday, staged a demonstration protesting the visit to the university by Dr. Konrad Adenauer, former chancellor of West Germany, now on a visit to Israel at the Government’s invitation. The commission, to be… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Stresses Hebrew Knowledge in Fight Against Assimilation

    Former Premier David Ben-Gurion, who was guest of honor last night at a dinner of the Joint Palestine Appeal, appealed to his Jewish listeners to make sure that their children and grandchildren had a Hebrew education. The former Premier, who received a standing ovation at the start and at the close of his address, said… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Holds ‘open House’ in Negev on His 79th Birthday

    Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion celebrated his 79th birthday yesterday with an open house at his Negev retreat at Sde Boker where he welcomed family, friends and even political opponents. When those present offered the customary toast “may you live to be a 120, ” Mrs. Ben-Gurion said “that’s not enough.” Thousands of congratulatory telegrams… More ▸

  • $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 ▸