David Ben Gurion


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David Ben Gurion

  1. 1. David Ben Gurion<br />By: Sarah Espiedra<br />
  2. 2. Early Life<br />Oct. 16, 1886- Dec. 1, 1973<br />Born- Plonsk, Poland<br />Born into a family steeped in Zionism<br />David Green  David Ben Gurion<br />Modernist Jewish school <br />AvigadorGrun<br />ScheindelGrun<br />
  3. 3. Teenage Years<br />Ezra- youth group<br />Joined Poaeli Zion<br />Laborer in the orange groves and wine cellars<br />
  4. 4. Contributing to Zionism<br />Began his contribution to Zionism when he joined Poalei Zion<br />Editorial Staff of the party newspaper in Jerusalem<br />Studied at the University of Istanbul in hopes of creating ties with the Ottoman people<br />Devoted 2 years to create and “American Wing” to labor Zionism<br />Elected secretary-general of the Histadrut<br />
  5. 5. Contributing to Zionism<br />Formed a “workers society” (hevratovdim)<br />Mapai- political party that guided Israel in the first few decades of statehood.<br />Was appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive<br />Involved in the Baltimore Program <br />The start of Ben Gurion’s activist line occurred<br />David Ben-Gurion reading the proclamation of Israel's establishment, May 14, 1948, in Tel Aviv.<br />
  6. 6. Retiring<br />Remained an influential figure in the 1960’s<br />Was the first prime minister of Israel (1948–53, 1955–63)<br />defense minister (1948–53; 1955–63) of Israel<br />Resigned and settled in kibbutz SdeBoker for 2 years<br />After those 2 years, Ben Gurion became prime minister again<br />1963, he resigned from his governmental position again<br />
  7. 7. David Ben Gurion(last years)<br />Remained a member of the Knesset<br />Died in 1973<br />Unforgettable influential figure<br />
  8. 8. References<br />http://www.zionism-israel.com/bio/biography_david_bengurion.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ben-Gurion<br />http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/ben_gurion.html<br />http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Modern+History/Centenary+of+Zionism/Zionist+Leaders-+David+Ben-Gurion.htm<br />Youtube Video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZDSBF5xtoo <br />
  9. 9. Benjamin Netanyahu<br />
  10. 10. Early Life<br />Born October 21, 1949- <br />Five members in the family<br />Grew up in Jerusalem<br />Zila Netanyahu<br />Benzion Netanyahu<br />Spent years in the United States<br />
  11. 11. Early Life<br />1967- returned to Israel<br />Was a combat soldier and was part of many missions<br />Later on, returned to the U.S. to finish college<br />1971- graduated from university and returned to Israel <br />
  12. 12. Contribution to Zionism<br />Formed the anti- terror institution<br />Took position as Deputy Chief of Mission<br />1984-1988 Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations<br />Was elected to the 12th Knesset- 1988<br />Served as Israel’s principal representative in the international arena<br />1991- served as senior member of the Israeli delegation <br />
  13. 13. Contribution to Zionism<br />1993- Likud party chairman<br />1996- elected 9th Prime Minister of Israel<br />After second term, he was a business consultant and a popular speaker<br />2002- returned to politics <br />2009- became Prime Minister of Israel’s 18th Knesset<br />
  14. 14. References<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Netanyahu<br />http://www.zionism-israel.com/bio/Benjamin_Nethanyahu.htm<br />http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/State/Benjamin+Netanyahu.htm<br />http://www.ashbrook.org/events/memdin/netanyahu/home.html<br />http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/History/FormerPrimeMinister/BenjaminNetanyahu.htm <br />YOUTUBE VIDEOS<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ILdI9N_AY<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HkjBDQz_k<br />