Ben gurion

Ben Gurion

  • Date of birth

    David Ben-Gurion was born in poland, as David Gruen.
  • Immigration to Israel

    David Ben-Gurion immigrated to Israel (which was then called Palestine) in the Second Aliyah.
  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    On November 2, 1917, the British government published the Balfour Declaration and promised the Jews a "national home" in Palestine.
  • His marriage to Paula Munweis

    His marriage to Paula Munweis
    David Ben-Gurio met Paula Munweis in New York in 1916, and they got married in 1917.
  • The establishment of Ahdut Ha'avoda Political Party

    In 1919, together with Berl Katznelson, he formed the Ahdut Ha'avoda political party, which was a union between the Poalei Zion political party and the "non-political parties."
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    General Secretary of the Histadrot

    In 1920 he assisted in the formation of the Histadrut, the Zionist Labor Federation in Palestine, and served as its General Secretary from 1921 until 1935.
  • the establisment of Mapai

    In 1930, Hapoel Hatzair and Ahdut HaAvoda joined forces to create Mapai, the more moderate Zionist labor party, under Ben-Gurion's leadership.
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    Chairman of the executive committee of the Jewish Agency

    Labor Zionism became the dominant tendency in the World Zionist Organization and in 1935 Ben-Gurion became chairman of the executive committee of the Jewish Agency, a role he kept until the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.
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    Arab revolt in Palestine

    The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine, later came to be known as "The Great Revolt", was a nationalist uprising by Palestinian Arabs in Mandatory Palestine against the British administration of the Palestine Mandate, demanding Arab independence and the end of the policy of open-ended Jewish immigration and land purchases with the stated goal of establishing a "Jewish National Home".
  • The Macdonald White Paper

    The Macdonald White Paper
    The White Paper of 1939 was a policy paper issued by the British government under Neville Chamberlain in response to the Arab Revolt 1936-1939.
    The main points of the White Paper were:
    1. The Land of Israel can not belong to Arabs or Jews.
    2. Within 10 years, a binational state will be established for the Arab and Jewish together.
    3. The Jewish immigration quota for the next 5 years will be 75,000.
    4. The purchase of land by Jews will be restricted.
  • The beginning of World War II

    World War II is the most terrible war mankind has ever known. David Ben Gurion said to the Jews "support the British as if there is no White Paper and oppose the White Paper as if there is no war"
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    Activity of the Jewish Resistance Movement

    The Jewish Resistance Movement was an organization of the Jewish underground movements in Palestine.
    The movement was established after the end of World War II, with the aim of ending the British Mandate in Palestine and establishing a Jewish state while mobilizing world opinion against Britain.
    The movement was dissolved following disagreements over the "black Sabbath" and the bombing of the King David Hotel.
  • United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

    United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine
    The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. On 29 November 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution 181 (II).
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    1948 Arab–Israeli War

    1948 Arab–Israeli War began after the UN Partition Plan, November 30, 1947, when the Arabs of Palestine attacked the Jewish community in Palestine. On May 15, 1948, five Arab armies attacked Israel. The war ended on July 20, 1949.
  • Israeli Declaration of Independence

    Israeli Declaration of Independence
    On 14 May 1948, the last day of the British Mandate for Palestine, David Ben-Gurion announced the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel.
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    Israel's first prime minister and defense minister

    David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and Minister of Defense of the State of Israel. He served during the War of Independence
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    Prime minister and defense minister

    On February 21, 1955, Ben-Gurion returned to the cabinet as Minister of Defense in the government of Moshe Sharett.
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    Sinai War

    Sinai War was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by the United Kingdom and France. The aims were to regain Western control of the Suez Canal and to remove Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who had just nationalized the canal.
    Ben Gurion was Prime Minister and Minister of Defense while the war.
  • Date of death

    David Ben-Gurion died in Tel Hashomer Hospital. He was buried in Sde Boker.