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today’s birthday: David Ben-Gurion (1886)

David Ben-Gurion (1886)

Ben-Gurion was one of the founders of the state of Israel and its first prime minister. Born in Russian Poland, he immigrated to Palestine—then part of the Ottoman Empire—at the age of 20 hoping to fulfill the Zionist aspiration of building a Jewish state in historic Israel. He was a founder and leader of the Mapai labor party and an early leader of the trade union Histadrut. What was Ben-Gurion’s stance on the King David hotel bombing perpetrated by the Irgun Zionist group? More… Discuss