Conquest of the Desert (exhibition)

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EXPO Jerusalem 1953
Overview
BIE-class Specialized exposition
Name International Exhibition and Fair Jerusalem Israel
Motto Conquest of the Desert
Visitors 600,000
Participant(s)
Countries 14
Location
Country Israel
City Jerusalem
Timeline
Opening September 22, 1953 (1953-09-22)
Closure October 14, 1953 (1953-10-14)
Specialized expositions
Previous International exhibition of Textiles in Lille
Next Mostre d'Oltremare in Naples
Universal expositions
Previous Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince
Next Expo 58 in Brussels
Horticultural expositions
Next Floriade 1960 in Rotterdam
Simultaneous
Specialized Roma 1953 Agricultural Exhibition

Conquest of the Desert was a world's fair held in Jerusalem, Israel in 1953 International Exhibition and Fair Jerusalem Israel.[1][2] It focused on the themes of reclamation and population of desert area.[3]

It was opened on 22 September by president Ben Zvi and acting premier Moshe Sharett,[4] closed 22 days later on 14 October and had been visited by 600 000 people.[5]

13[1] foreign countries participated. This included the United States, although they announced that they would boycott the opening ceremony.[6] The Soviet Union declined to attend.[7]

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Or 21 countries according to another source[3]

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