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Dr. Joseph, Yehuda Burla Receive Jerusalem’s Prizes for Literature

August 1, 1962
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The annual Jerusalem Prizes were awarded here last night to two authors, Minister of Justice Dov Joseph and the well-known writer, Yehuda Burla. Each received 500 Israeli pounds ($167) at the ceremonies at City Hall here, attended by many prominent Israeli personalities, including Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.

Dr. Joseph, who was military governor of Jerusalem during the War of Liberation, was given the prize for his book, “The Faithful City,” which was published in New York in English and in Israel in Hebrew. Mr. Burla was cited “for his unwavering devotion to Jerusalem as the theme of his writings.”

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