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AABGU Gifts Israeli Consulate General Historic Lithograph

AABGU Gifts Israeli Consulate General Historic Lithograph

February 11, 2021

Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

The Jewish Herald-Voice — The Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States has been honored to receive a generous donation from AABGU Greater Texas Region: a limited-edition lithograph, signed by David Ben-Gurion.

The piece features the signatures of both Ben-Gurion and the artist, Herbert Davidson. Davidson (1930-2018) was renowned for his portraits of notable individuals, such as Ben-Gurion, Arnold Schwartzenegger and Janis Joplin, to name a few.

The Greater Texas Region of AABGU’s director, Deborah Bergeron, expressed the organization’s desire to donate the rare print to the Consulate. “American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is deeply grateful for the longstanding relationship we’ve had with the Consulate General of Israel in Houston. Over the past several years, we have had the privilege of partnering with the consulate’s current and past consul generals, as we seek to share the innovative research and technologies emanating from the university that is the fulfillment of David Ben-Gurion’s vision to ‘build an Oxford in the Negev.’”

“I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the Greater Texas Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for their generous donation of this extraordinary work of art to the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest,” said Consul General of Israel to the Southwest Gilad Katz. “The Consulate deeply values the meaningful relationship that exists with the Greater Texas Region of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and continuously looks forward to sharing Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s groundbreaking advancements in innovation, research and technology with the Southwest Region.”

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