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  • Ben Gurion Eulogizes Weizmann at Special Session of Parliament

    A hushed Parliament today heard Premier David Ben Gurion eulogize Chaim Weizmann as “not just great, but the greasiest” Jew of his generation. The deputies’ seats were all occupied and distinguished visitors, including Dr. Weizmann’s son Benjamin and other members of the President’s family, crowded the galleries. The President’s box was draped in black. “Yesterday… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Eulogizes Dr. Weizmann at Special Cabinet Meeting

    Premier David Ben Gurion, at a special meeting of the Cabinet called on the occasion of the death of President Weizmann, eulogized the first President of the Jewish State as the “first citizen of the Jewish nation.” The Premier said to the members of his government, and to the co-chairmen of the Jewish Agency, Dr…. More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Congratulates Eisenhower; Impressed with His Aid to Dp’s

    Premier David Ben Gurion today sent a message of congratulations to President-elect Eisenhower on his election victory. The message read: “When I first saw you at Frankfurt after your glorious victory I was deeply impressed by your profound humanity and the penetrating insight you showed for the position of the DP’s and victims of Nazi… More ▸

  • U.S. Labor Zionist Head Confers with Ben Gurion; Welcomed by Knesset

    Rabbi James G. Heller, president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America, yesterday met with Premier David Ben Gurion to confer on Zionist problems. Rabbi Heller, who arrived in Israel earlier in the week, was welcomed as an official guest of the Israel Parliament by Speaker Joseph Sprinzak, and was met on his arrival by… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Re-introduces Jewish Agency Status Bill in Knesset

    Premier David Ben Gurion today re-introduced in Parliament the bill to grant the Jewish Agency a special status in connection with its activities in Israel in the fields of development and absorption of immigrants. The bill, which was withdrawn by the Premier several weeks ago, was returned today with only one amendment. It eliminated from… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Calls for Unification of All Zionist Groups in U.S.

    Israel Premier David Ben Gurion today appealed to the Hadassah convention, which is taking place here, to raise the position of the Zionist movement in the United States as an “educational and guiding factor in Jewry.” In a cable to the convention, the Israel Premier defined the mission of Zionism in the following program: 1…. More ▸

  • Progressives Consider Ben Gurion’s Offer to Join Cabinet

    The political committee of the Progressive Party is now drafting a statement on the conditions under which the Progressives would join the government coalition, it was learned today. The statement will be submitted to the party executive for approval before being sent to Premier David Ben Gurion. This action followed the appearance of the Premier… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Discusses Mizrachi Participation in Israel Cabinet

    Premier David Ben Gurion today had a “personal” talk with Rabbi Mordecai Nurock, Mizrachi leader, on the Mizrachi’s participation in the Cabinet and on the appointment of a successor to David Zvi Pinkas, the late Mizrachi Minister of Communications. During the discussion, Mr. Ben Gurion said that the religious party is not entitled to a… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Blames General Zionists for Breakdown of Talks

    Premier David Ben Gurion charged tonight that the General Zionist Party had “slammed the door” on further negotiations looking to a broad coalition government for Israel and placed blame on the centrist group for breakdown of the talks. In his reply to Dr. Peretz Bernstein. General Zionist leader, Mr. Ben Gurion rejected General Zionist complaints… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion, Miller Discuss Zionist Parties Outside Israel

    The organization of existing Zionist parties outside Israel in the form of a federation in which all parties would participate, was suggested by Premier David Ben Gurion yesterday in talks with Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Federation of America, it was learned here today. Rabbi Miller came to Israel at Premier Ben Gurion’s… More ▸