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  1. 1. Sarah Van Cleve And David Ben-Gurion
  2. 2. Notice the fashionable glasses on his desk. I can’t imagine why he took those off for the photo.
  3. 3. Early Life <ul><li>Born in Poland in 1886 </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Palestine in 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>Changed his name from David Grun to David Ben-Gurion </li></ul><ul><li>Kicked out of Palestine, moved to New York </li></ul>
  4. 4. This is David at age 7. He had some problems with premature aging.
  5. 6. A Family of His Own <ul><li>Married Paula Munweis in New York (1917) </li></ul><ul><li>She was Russian too, very cute </li></ul><ul><li>Had 3 kids </li></ul>
  6. 7. This is Ben-Gurion with his wife.
  7. 8. Just kidding
  8. 9. This is Ben-Gurion with his wife.
  9. 10. Just kidding. Those were just some of his women.
  10. 11. For real, this is Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula.
  11. 12. Soldier <ul><li>In 1918 fought in the 38th Battalion of the Jewish Legion (part of the British army) </li></ul>
  12. 14. The short one is David.
  13. 15. Those were actually all pictures of him as a prime minister touring the army, not as a soldier. But he was in army clothes.
  14. 16. Returned to Palestine Pre-Statehood Period <ul><li>Created the Federation of Jewish Labor, the Histadrut. It created a mini-Jewish state inside the British controlled state of Palestine. </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Haganah, a military group that defended Jews. </li></ul>
  15. 17. David’s Political Views Political Spectrum Far Left free from British control following a socialist model David Ben Gurion Moderate, Worked with the British to achieve a goal that was acceptable to both sides Far Right Free from British control following a a nationalistic model
  16. 18. Terrorism? <ul><li>Menachem Begin led a terrorist group called Irgun that advocated using violence against the British. </li></ul><ul><li>Ben-Gurion worked with them somewhat although he refused to use violence against civilian targets and condemned terrorism. </li></ul><ul><li>Ben-Gurion condemned the bombing of the King David Hotel although he had originally supported it. </li></ul><ul><li>Controversially, Ben-Gurion ordered the sinking of the Altalena which held munitions for Irgun. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Creation of Israel <ul><li>May 14, 1948 (9 days and 58 years before our AP) the independent state of Israel was created. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Elected Prime Minister <ul><li>Led the country through the War of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Became prime minister the day after the armistice </li></ul>
  19. 21. Prime Minister <ul><li>Operation Magic Carpet- airlifted Jews from scary Arab places </li></ul><ul><li>National Water Carrier </li></ul><ul><li>New towns and cities </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement in Negev </li></ul>
  20. 23. “Retires” <ul><li>Ben-Gurion retired in 1953. Two years later, he returned to office. </li></ul>
  21. 24. Prime Minister . . . again <ul><li>Sinai War </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Mapai </li></ul>
  22. 25. Post-Politician Days <ul><li>1963, retires again for personal reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Broke with his party, formed Rafi, and then formed The State List </li></ul>
  23. 26. Pretty Famous
  24. 27. Cool Facts <ul><li>Ben Gurion International, the airport, was named after David </li></ul><ul><li>He was voted one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century for Time Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>He learned Spanish for the entire purpose of reading Don Quixote de la Mancha </li></ul>
  25. 28. This is Ben-Gurion with Einstein.
  26. 29. He’s kinda weird <ul><li>He had back problems, so in his retirement, he began practicing the Feldenkrais method. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, he stood on his head on the beach. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous photograph of a weird balding guy with lots of hair on the sides of his head standing on his head on a beach in Tel Aviv. </li></ul>
  27. 31. The End <ul><li>By Sarah Van Cleve, acclaimed powerpoint maker </li></ul>

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