Ben-Gurion, David

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Born: Oct 16, 1886 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Prime Ministers


Israeli (Polish-born) politician and Zionist

 

1886 - Born on the 16th of October in Plonsk, Poland.

 

Became an ardent Zionist and socialist.

 

1906 - Moved to Palestine.

 

Worked as an agricultural laborer in the orange groves, and as journalist.

 

1915 - Expelled from Palestine, then under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, due to his political activities.

 

1917 - Moved to New York City and married the Russian-born Paula Munweis.

 

1949-1953 - Became Prime Minister of Israel on 25th of February. (1st prime minister of Israel)

 

1953 - Announced his intention to withdraw from government and settle in the Kibbutz Sde-Boker, in the Israeli

Negev.

 

1955-1963 - Returned to office as Defense Minister and later Prime Minister.

 

1973 - He died on 1st of December in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

 

 

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