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  • Ben Gurion Continues Talks on Broadened Coalition

    Premier David Ben Gurion continued his “exploratory talks” today on a possible broadening of the Government coalition. This afternoon he met again with Dr. Peretz Bernstein, leader of the General Zionists, second largest party in the Knesset. Some General Zionists here tended tonight to minimize the possiblity of their party entering the coalition. Previously, Mr…. More ▸

  • Miller to Discuss U.S. Zionist- Israel Relationship with Ben Gurion

    The relationship of the American Jewish community to Israel, and the strengthening of the world Zionist movement will be discussed when Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and Premier David Ben Gurion confer in Israel next week, it was disclosed here today following a meeting of the national executive of the… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Reports to Cabinet on Government ‘crisis’

    The Israel Cabinet, meeting today, was informed by Premier David Ben Gurion of the secession of two religious parties from the government coalition and from the cabinet, and of his conversations with representatives of parties not in the government, including the General Zionists. A government spokesman said following the meeting that the cabinet had no… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Asks Goldmann to Continue Contact with Germans

    Premier David Ben Gurion has requested that Dr. Nahum Goldmann, presiding officer of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, continue his contacts with West German Government officials to facilitate the successful implementation of the reparations pact signed in Luxemburg last week, Dr. Goldmann told newsmen here today before leaving Israel. He was accompanied… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Makes Coalition Proposal to General Zionists

    Premier David Ben Gurion met this week-end with leaders of the General Zionist Party at the home of Dr. Peretz Bernstein, chairman of the General Zionists, it was revealed here today. The Premier proposed a coalition between the Mapai Party and the General Zionists in the Israel Parliament and in municipal councils throughout the country…. More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Urges Full Support of U.J.A. ‘s $35,000,000 Cash Drive

    The Jews of America were today urged by Israeli Premier David Ben Gurion to give their fullest support to the United Jewish Appeal’s forthcoming three-month nationwide campaign for $35,000,000 in cash. In a cabled message to U.J.A. general chairman Edward M.M. Warburg and U.J.A. national cash chairman Jack D. Weiler, who will spark the special… More ▸

  • Z.o. a Head to Visit Israel Will Confer with Premier Ben Gurion

    Rabbi Irving Miller, president of the Zionist Organization of America, has cabled Israel Premier David Ben Gurion accepting his invitation to come to Israel to discuss various Zionist problems with him, it was learned here today. Last week, the Premier invited Rabbi Miller, through Abba S. Eban, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, to come… More ▸

  • Israel Cabinet Awaits Egyptian Move on Ben Gurion’s Peace Offer

    The Israel Government has decided to make no move to expand on Premier David Ben Gurion’s recent peace offer to Egypt until Cairo takes positive action in reply to the Israeli “olive branch” proposal, it was learned here today following a meeting of the Israeli Cabinet. Meanwhile, a Foreign Office spokesman has refused to comment… More ▸

  • Ben Gurion Says “petty War” Exists Between Israel and Arabs

    The existence of a “petty war” between Israel and the Arab countries, in which people from both sides are being killed, was reported here last night in the Parliament by Premier David Ben Gurion. “Some may use the pretty word ‘infiltration’ in talking about it, but it is actually a petty war,” he declared. “This… More ▸

  • Middle East is Now a Powder Keg, Says Ben Gurion; Appeals to Egypt

    Premier David Ben Gurion today told the Israel Parliament that “the entire Middle East is now a keg of explosives and any spark may set afire all the region.” This he emphasized, demands Israel’s uttermost preparedness. At the same time, Mr. Ben Gurion stretched out a hand of peace to Egypt and declared that there… More ▸