David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion at Western Wall, July 1, 1967

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Happy Birthday, David Ben-Gurion!

On this day in 1886, David Ben-Gurion - Israel's founding father and first prime minister - was born.

David Ben-Gurion, Eilat, 1958

Fellowship Blog

David Ben-Gurion – Israel’s Founding Father

David Ben-Gurion made aliyah (immigrated) to the Holy Land in 1906, where he led the struggle to establish the state of Israel in 1948 as the Jewish state's first prime minister.

David Ben-Gurion reads Israel's Declaration of Independence, May 14, 1948

Stand For Israel

The Redemption of Israel: The Jewish State’s Independence

On May 14, 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion officially declared the modern state of Israel's independence.

David Ben-Gurion watches Israeli children dance, 1949

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Rejoicing Always in His Presence

In this photo taken in 1949, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion delights in watching Israeli children dance outside his office.

PM Netnayahu beneath picture of David Ben-Gurion

Stand For Israel

Bibi Makes History as Longest-Serving Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu has now served as Israeli prime minister for 4,876 days, overtaking David Ben-Gurion.

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