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David Ben-Gurion

(b. 16 Oct. 1886, d. 1 Dec. 1973). Prime Minister of Israel 1948–53, 1955–63 Born David Gruen at Plonsk, in Russian Poland, he became a Zionist and emigrated to Palestine in ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ). First prime minister of Israel . His own faith he summarized as, ‘We have preserved the Book, and the Book has preserved...

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A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

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...Ben-Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ) First Prime Minister of Israel from 1948 to 1954 and Prime Minister again between 1955 and 1963 . Born in the Russian Empire, David Ben-Gurion became politically active in Zionist circles as a student at the University of Warsaw. In 1906 , Ben-Gurion emigrated to Ottoman Palestine and later moved to Thessaloniki and Istanbul to study law. Ben-Gurion resettled in the United States during the First World War but returned to Palestine after the 1917 Balfour Declaration pledged British support for a Jewish national...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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...-Gurion, David (b. Plonsk, Poland , 16 Oct. 1886 ; d. Sde Boker, Negev , 1 Dec. 1973 ) Israeli ; Prime Minister 1948–53 , 1955–63 David Gruen was active in the socialist Po'ale Zion party before emigrating to Palestine in 1906 . He edited the party's organ, Adhuth , taking the surname Ben-Gurion (one of Jerusalem's last defenders against the Romans). He formed the first Jewish trade union in 1915 . Expelled from Palestine by the Turks for his pro-Allied activities in 1915 , Ben-Gurion co-established the Hehalutz (Pioneer) youth movement and...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...Ben-Gurion, David (b. Plonsk, Poland , 16 Oct. 1886 ; d. Sde Boker, Negev , 1 Dec. 1973 ) Prime Minister of Israel 1948–53 , 1955–63 David Gruen was active in the socialist Po'ale Zion party before emigrating to Palestine in 1906 . He edited the party's organ, Adhuth , taking the surname Ben-Gurion (one of Jerusalem's last defenders against the Romans). He became active in the trade union movement and in journalism until he went to the University of Constantinople ( 1912–14 ) and obtained a law degree. He formed the first Jewish trade union in ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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...-Gurion, David . For more than four decades David Ben-Gurion was one of the preeminent leaders of the Zionist labor movement in Palestine , of that country's Jewish community (the Yishuv ), of the international Zionist movement, and then of Israel , whose political life he dominated for a decade and a half. He can safely be ranked foremost among the founders of the State of Israel. David Ben-Gurion was born David Gruen in 1886 in the small town of Plonsk in Russian Poland. His father, an uncertified lawyer, was a secular Jew and fervent adherent of the...

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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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...-Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ). For more than four decades David Ben-Gurion was one of the preeminent leaders of the Zionist labor movement in Palestine, of that country's Jewish community (the Yishuv), of the international Zionist movement, and then of Israel, whose political life he dominated for a decade and a half. He can safely be ranked foremost among the founders of the State of Israel. He was born David Gruen in 1886 in the small town of Plonsk in Russian Poland. His father, an uncertified lawyer, was a secular Jew and fervent adherent of the...

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World Encyclopedia

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...-Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ) Israeli statesman , prime minister ( 1948–53 , 1955–63 ), b. Poland as David Grün . He settled in Palestine in 1906 . In 1930 he became leader of the Mapai (Labour) Party, the socialist arm of the Zionist movement. After World War 2, he supported the use of violence to remove the British from Palestine and headed the campaign for an independent Jewish state. In 1948 he became Israel's first prime...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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...-Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ) The first prime minister of Israel ( 1948–53 ; 1955–63 ), who became an elder statesman and a symbol of the aspirations of the Israeli people. Born in Plonsk, Poland, the son of an unlicensed lawyer, Ben-Gurion attended local Jewish schools in Poland before emigrating with his father in 1906 to Palestine. There he worked as a farm labourer and became an active Zionist. He studied law at the universities of Salonika and Constantinople, but was forced to leave Turkey because of his Zionist activities ( 1915 ). He fought with...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...-Gurion, David ( 1886–1973 ) Israeli statesman, Prime Minister ( 1948–53 ; 1955–63 ) . Born in Poland, he emigrated to Palestine in 1906 , where he became an active Zionist. He was elected leader of the predominant socialist faction (the Mapai Party) of the Zionist movement in 1930 . When the state of Israel was established in 1948 , he became the country’s first Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. After expulsion from the Labour Party in 1965 he formed a new party with Moshe Dayan....

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...-Gurion0David David Ben-Gurion 1886 – 1973 Israeli statesman This is hard to answer, so I'll tell the truth. at the Zionist Actions Committee session, London, 14 August...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...David David Ben-Gurion 1886 – 1973 Israeli statesman In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. on CBS TV, 5 October 1956 In Israel , in order to be in order to be a realist must believe in ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion  

(b. 16 Oct. 1886, d. 1 Dec. 1973).Prime Minister of Israel 1948–53, 1955–63 Born David Gruen at Plonsk, in Russian Poland, he became a Zionist and emigrated to Palestine in 1906. He became active in ...
Jewish Legion

Jewish Legion  

A number of military units formed in 1917 to help the British liberate Palestine from the rule of the Ottoman Empire. One battalion was recruited in England, another in the USA, and others in Egypt ...
Levi Eshkol

Levi Eshkol  

(b. 25 Oct. 1895, d. 6 Feb. 1969).Prime Minister of Israel 1963–9 Born Levi Scholnik at Oratovo (Ukraine), he went to Palestine in 1914 and became a farm labourer. When the British entered Palestine ...
Itzhak Ben-zvi

Itzhak Ben-zvi  

(b. 6 Dec. 1884, d. Apr. 1963).Hebrew scholar, President of Israel 1952–63 Born in Poltava (Ukraine), he became an active Zionist. He narrowly escaped the 1906 pogroms there and left for Palestine. ...
Mapai

Mapai  

Founded in 1930 as the merger of two socialist parties, the Ahdut Haavoda and Hapoel Hatzair. It aimed at the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. This would be an agricultural and ...
Israeli Nuclear Campaign

Israeli Nuclear Campaign  

On 20 December 1960, David Ben-Gurion, the Israeli prime minister, told the Knesset that Israel was building an atomic reactor in the Negev. He denied that nuclear weapons could be ...

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