David Ben Gurion: ‘Any 18 year-old Yeshiva Student Who Breaks the Law Should Be Immediately Recruited Into IDF’ ‘Rioting Of Religious Fanatics Exceeds All Limits & I Bear Responsibility Because … Read More Ben-Gurion’s Crackdown on Yeshiva Students
David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Ben-Gurion’s passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he was the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Subsequently, he became known as “Israel’s founding father.”
1956 Middle East peace Interviews: Ben Gurion – King Hussein – President Nasser
Excellent piece regarding the Middle East Peace Process, including Interviews with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion Of Israel, President Nasser of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan, A very interesting set … Read More 1956 Middle East peace Interviews: Ben Gurion – King Hussein – President Nasser