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    The clock struck 06.30 hrs as Prime Minister Ben Gurion was leaving his house. The?

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    NOTE:- Pictures are self-explanatory. It was almost dark when the two met and only some of the walking shots were made with the first rays of sunlight.

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    Background: The clock struck 06.30 hrs as Prime Minister Ben Gurion was leaving his house. The very first rays of the sun just flung their light over the top of the Judean mountains and most of Jerusalem was not even up yet - it is winter. Outside the gate to the Prime Minister's house Robert Graves, the noted and world-famous British author and poet, now residing in Spain and at present on a visit to Israel, was pacing up and down. Both the PM and Robert Graves have in common their love of the Greek mythology and philosophy and Robert Graves tours the country and lectures on all topics from religion to poetry. The PM, who takes an 8 Km walk (5 miles) every morning before starting his day, except on those days when it rains, invited Robert Graves to join him as he had invited last Mr. Hammerskjold down in Side Boker. They went in Mr. Ben Gurion's car to one of the garden suburbs on the outskirts of the city, there they were joined by Mr. Sharef, Director of Revenue and from there they started their walk through the dawn. The party was led by two of Ben Gurions Escorts, next row from 1 to r walking towards camera are Mr. Sharef, Mr. Ben Gurion, Mr. Graves with yellow shawl and over 6 ft tall, flanked by Aluf Mishne (Colonel) Haim Ben David, Ben Gurion's Aide-de-camps. Following behind are driver with the car. The PM and the visitor discussed anything from the weather in Spain to education and Greek philosophy.

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