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        9/6/2012, Elul 19, 5772

      Training-Base City to be Named for Ben-Gurion


      The government's Names Committee decided, Thursday, that the Israel Defense Forces' training-base city in the Negev will be named after Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. The facility will carry the name "Kiryat Ben-Gurion".

      Professor Moshe Sharon, who heads the committee, explained that the choice received a large majority as a way of teaching future generations about Ben-Gurion's heritage.