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David Ben-Gurion

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion

Profession: 1st Prime Minister of Israel


Biography: Considered Israel's "founding father" Ben-Gurion was the 1st Prime Minister of Israel. He helped build 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.

Born: October 16, 1886
Birthplace: PÅ‚onsk, Poland

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

Died: December 1, 1973 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

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Historical Events

  • 1942-05-12 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1949-01-25 1st Israeli election won by David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party
  • 1951-08-01 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1951-09-01 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders establishment of Israeli secret service Mossad
  • 1951-10-07 David Ben-Gurion forms 3rd Israeli government
  • 1953-11-12 David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1953-12-07 Israel's PM Ben-Gurion retires
  • 1955-11-02 David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government
  • 1957-12-30 Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns
  • 1959-07-05 Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns
  • 1959-11-03 David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election
  • 1961-01-31 David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
  • 1963-06-15 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns
  • 1963-06-16 Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister
  • 1965-07-11 Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

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