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0 The Names Committee

In June 1949, right after the War of Independence ended, then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion set out on a tour of the Negev, that had just officially become part of the new State of Israel. On his return, he demanded that all the names of places and geographical features in the Negev be changed to Hebrew. The Negev Names Committee was hastily assembled to carry out the task.