David Ben-Gurion Biography

David Ben-Gurion 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 The British mandate of 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".

Following the war, Ben-Gurion served as Israel's first Prime Minister. As Prime Minister, he helped build the state institutions, presiding over various national projects aimed at the development of the country. He also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
David Ben-Gurion
Nationality:
Israel
Profession:
Politician
Ethnicity:
Ashkenazi Jews, Poles, Israelis
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1886
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
December 1, 1973
Age at Death:
87
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