Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel (Jewish Lives)

David Ben-Gurion solid an outstanding shadow in the course of his lifetime, and his legacy is still sharply debated to this present day. there were many books written concerning the existence and accomplishments of the Zionist icon and founding father of glossy Israel, yet this new biography through eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the center of the advanced guy who could develop into the face of the recent Jewish country. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion tale anew, focusing specifically at the interval after 1948, throughout the first years of statehood. because of her large examine and singular entry to Ben-Gurion’s own records, the writer offers attention-grabbing and unique insights into his own features and people who outlined his political management. As Shapira writes, “Ben-Gurion loved to argue that background is made by means of the loads, no longer members. yet simply as Lenin introduced the Bolshevik Revolution into the realm and Churchill added a combating Britain, so with Ben-Gurion and the Jewish country. He knew the best way to create and make the most the conditions that made its beginning possible.” Shapira’s portrait unearths the flesh-and-blood guy who greater than somebody else discovered the Israeli state.

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Eight. 7. 1940, ibid. 19. Ibid. , 21. eight. 1940, ibid. 20. Ibid. , eight. nine. 1940, IDFA, 890/73-3546. 21. Ben-Gurion, mins of the Jewish employer govt, sixteen. 2. 1941. 22. Ibid. My because of Dr. Zohar Segev, who drew my recognition to this subject. 23. mins of the unique assembly of the place of work Committee of the Emergency Committee, 17. nine. 1942, IDFA, 890/73-1471. 24. Ben-Gurion to Renana, Washington, 18. 2. 1942. 25. Weizmann to Blanche Dugdale, London, long island, eight. 1. 1943, The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann, vol. 20, Michael J. Cohen, ed. (Jerusalem: Israel Universities Press, 1979), 387. 26. Ben-Gurion to Doris may well, Washington, 18. 2. 1942, BGA. 27. Ben-Gurion to Miriam Cohen, Jerusalem, 15. 2. 1943, BGA. 28. Ibid. , 35. 1. 1944. 29. Miriam Cohen to Ben-Gurion, 18. four. 1944, IDFA, 890/73-3515. 30. mins of the Jewish supplier govt, Jerusalem, four. 10. 1942, IDFA, 890/73-1471. 31. assembly of Mapai activists, eight. 12. 1942, IDFA, 890/73-1471. 32. Ben-Gurion to Miriam Cohen, Jerusalem, 20. nine. 1944, BGA. 33. Ben-Gurion to Dov Yosef, London, 14. four. 1945, IDFA, 890/73-95. 34. Ben-Gurion’s diary, 7–8 may well 1945. The verse is from Hosea 9:1. Quoted by means of Tuvia Friling, Hetz ba’arafel: Ben-Gurion, hanhagat hayishuv venisyonot hatsala bashoah [Arrow in the dead of night: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv management, and Rescue makes an attempt within the Holocaust] (Jerusalem: Ben-Gurion collage and the Institute for modern Judaism, The Hebrew college of Jerusalem, 1998), 944 (Hebrew). bankruptcy 7. at the Verge of Statehood 1. Dugdale, Baffy, 30. four. 1946, p. 236. 2. Judah Nadich, Eisenhower and the Jews (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1953), 232. three. Ben-Gurion to Goldmann, 21. 7. 1954, BGA. four. Ben-Gurion to Weizmann, Paris, 28. 10. 1946, IDFA, 890/73-2002. five. Ben-Gurion to Mr. Rudolf G. Sonneborn, Sdeh Boker, 1. 2. 1967. 6. Ben-Gurion to Paula, London, 10. 2. 1946, IDFA, 890/73-3546. 7. Ben-Gurion to Paula, London, 19. 6. 1946, IDFA, 890/73-3476. bankruptcy eight. “We Hereby claim …” 1. Ben-Gurion to Moshe (Shertok) and Golda (Meyerson), Tel Aviv, three. three. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-3598. 2. Ben-Gurion to Shaul (Avigur), Tel Aviv, five. four. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-3598. three. Ben-Gurion to the women’s enterprises, 29. three. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-4093. four. Ben-Gurion to Golda (Meyerson) and Moshe (Shertok), Tel Aviv, three. three. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-89. five. Ben-Gurion to Ehud Avriel, four. three. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-9093. 6. Ben-Gurion, Yoman milkhama, 1948–1949 [War Diary, 1948–1949], Gershon Rivlin and Dr. Elhanan Oren, eds. (Tel Aviv: Ministry of security, 1982), vol. 1, 416 (Hebrew). 7. Ben-Gurion to Galili, 21. 6. 1948, IDFA, 890/73-4277. bankruptcy nine. Helmsman of the nation 1. Ben-Gurion to Ziama (Zalman) Aranne, Tel Aviv, 6. 1. 1951, IDFA, 890/73-1808. 2. David Ben-Gurion, Netzach Yisrael [Eternal Israel], executive Yearbook, 1957, “Like Stars and dirt” (Ramat Gan: Masada, 1976), 147 (Hebrew). three. Ben-Gurion to Abba Eban, 2. 1. 1951, IDFA, 890/73-1808. four. Ben-Gurion to the Knesset structure, legislation, and Justice Committee, thirteen. 7. 1949. five. Ben-Gurion to Yitzhak Gruenbaum, Jerusalem, 28. three. 1950, BGA. 6. Ben-Gurion to the 8th Agricultural convention, nine. 10. 1955, IDFA, 890/73-2085.

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