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Early Life Oct. 16, 1886- Dec. 1, 1973 Born- Plonsk, Poland Born into a family steeped in Zionism David Green David Ben Gurion Modernist Jewish school AvigadorGrun ScheindelGrun
Teenage Years Ezra- youth group Joined Poaeli Zion Laborer in the orange groves and wine cellars
Contributing to Zionism Began his contribution to Zionism when he joined Poalei Zion Editorial Staff of the party newspaper in Jerusalem Studied at the University of Istanbul in hopes of creating ties with the Ottoman people Devoted 2 years to create and “American Wing” to labor Zionism Elected secretary-general of the Histadrut
Contributing to Zionism Formed a “workers society” (hevratovdim) Mapai- political party that guided Israel in the first few decades of statehood. Was appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive Involved in the Baltimore Program The start of Ben Gurion’s activist line occurred David Ben-Gurion reading the proclamation of Israel's establishment, May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv.
Retiring Remained an influential figure in the 1960’s Was the first prime minister of Israel (1948–53, 1955–63) defense minister (1948–53; 1955–63) of Israel Resigned and settled in kibbutz SdeBoker for 2 years After those 2 years, Ben Gurion became prime minister again 1963, he resigned from his governmental position again
David Ben Gurion(last years) Remained a member of the Knesset Died in 1973 Unforgettable influential figure
References http://www.zionism-israel.com/bio/biography_david_bengurion.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ben-Gurion http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/ben_gurion.html http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Modern+History/Centenary+of+Zionism/Zionist+Leaders-+David+Ben-Gurion.htm Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZDSBF5xtoo
Early Life Born October 21, 1949- Five members in the family Grew up in Jerusalem Zila Netanyahu Benzion Netanyahu Spent years in the United States
Early Life 1967- returned to Israel Was a combat soldier and was part of many missions Later on, returned to the U.S. to finish college 1971- graduated from university and returned to Israel
Contribution to Zionism Formed the anti- terror institution Took position as Deputy Chief of Mission 1984-1988 Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Was elected to the 12th Knesset- 1988 Served as Israel’s principal representative in the international arena 1991- served as senior member of the Israeli delegation
Contribution to Zionism 1993- Likud party chairman 1996- elected 9th Prime Minister of Israel After second term, he was a business consultant and a popular speaker 2002- returned to politics 2009- became Prime Minister of Israel’s 18th Knesset