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  • Il Devalued Again; Il 9.44=$1; Treasury Introduces Il 500 Note

    The Israel Pound was devalued another 1.9 percent yesterday making it now IL 9.44 to the U.S. dollar. This was the 20th mini-devaluation since June, 1975. The continuing devaluation of the Pound is probably the cause of another innovation revealed by the Ministry of Finance yesterday, a IL 500 note. Up to now the largest… More ▸

  • First Jewish Film, Tv Festival

    To all intents and purposes it looked like Hollywood and its halcyon days when kleig lights, the news and radio media and thousands of spectators filled the main street to scan the motion picture celebrities making their way into a posh cinema for a world premiere. Here, however, the din outside the Jerusalem Theater marked… More ▸

  • U.S. Defense Official Confirms Israel to Get Four of the Military Items Ford Approved

    U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Clements confirmed today four of the items on Israel’s military purchase list approved by President Ford last week Clements and his party of military experts and ranking officers departed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today after three days of conferences with top Israeli political and military leaders. Two of the… More ▸

  • News Brief

    The Knesset approved unanimously a bill to commemorate Israel’s first Premier. David Ben Gurion. The bill, approved on its first reading, will be further discussed in the Knesset’s Education Committee. Three institutions. Ben Gurion’s home in Tel Aviv, the Institute for the Legacy of Ben Gurion in Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev, and the… More ▸

  • Pinhas Lavon Dead at 72

    Funeral services were held today at Hulda for Pinhas Lavon, a veteran Labor Party and Histadrut leader who, as Defense Minister in 1954 became the central figure in this country’s most prolonged and bitter political dispute that led to the resignation of Premier David Ben Gurion. Mr. Lavon, who was 72, died yesterday at the… More ▸

  • JNF Completes First Stage of Rafah Regional Center Work

    The Jewish National Fund is ready to hand over to the Ministry of Housing a tract of 200 dunams in the Rafah region south of Gaza which the JNF has now fully prepared for settlement. Upon this tract will arise the first homes in the planned “Absalom” regional center which is to serve the kibbutzim… More ▸

  • Israel Pays Homage to David Ben Gurion

    In a moving and meticulously arranged ceremony in the Knesset precincts this morning, the leaders of the nation and representatives of world Jewry and of friendly foreign governments took their last leave of the founder of modern Israel. David Ben Gurion. After a 28-minute religious ceremony during which–at the decedent’s request–no eulogies were given–the small… More ▸

  • Sde Boker is Final Resting Place for Former Prime Minister

    This tiny desert kibbutz where David Ben Gurion chose to make his home 20 years ago has been visited over the years by thousands of friends and admirers of the founder of Israel’s Statehood. Today it was the scene of a final pilgrimage as Ben Gurion’s body was laid to rest in a simple grave… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Express Grief; Memorial Meeting Scheduled Tuesday in N.Y.

    Messages of grief and sorrow were sent to Israel today by Jewish leaders in this country. Paul Zuckerman, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, stated: "The news of the death of the architect of the State of Israel brings grief to the American Jewish community, as it does to the people of Israel. It… More ▸