David Ben-Gurion


Born
in Płońsk, Poland
October 16, 1886

Died
December 01, 1973

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David Ben-Gurion (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן‎, born David Grün; (16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973) was the primary founder 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, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he became the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in 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, w
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Memoirs

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David Ben Gurion: In His Ow...

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The Jews In Their Land

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Israel: A Personal History

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My Talks with Arab Leaders

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Israel Years of Challenge

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Ben-Gurion Looks at the Bible

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Letters to Paula. Translate...

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يوميات الحرب 1947 - 1949

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Israel: Der Staatsgründer E...

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“Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.”
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