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David Ben-Gurion

Ever since he was a frail child with a disproportionately big head, David Ben-Gurion was always clear about his next move, about the Jewish people's destination,...

ISRAEL: The Desert Sage

The hundreds of vehicles that wound their way through Israel's Negev Desert last week formed a kind of mobile Who's Who. Led by President Zalman Shazar and...

Israel: Vale Atque Ave

In Jerusalem, halo-haired Premier David Ben-Gurion, 76, handed in his resignation for the eighth time in his 15 years in office. Israel was not unduly...

Religion: Moses & Ben-Gurion

How did Moses do it? According to Exodus 12:37, he led out of Egypt about 600,000 men, plus women and children—a total of more than 2,000,000 Jews. The supply...

ISRAEL: Old Man's Victory

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion went to bed early. Turning on the radio next morning at his desert cottage at Sde Boker, he heard the news at breakfast that he...

Israel: Resign & Conquer

When David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel, his opponents are usually in trouble. Last week he quit for the seventh time, dashing off his...

Israel: A Month in the Country

In most nations, when the head of state takes a holiday the people relax. But not in Israel. Bushy-haired, brittle-tempered Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion...

Israel: The Xylophonist

Premier David Ben-Gurion, 74, likes to thump his innumerable enemies one after the other, like a man playing a xylophone. Last week it was again the turn of...

Israel: A David Come to Judgment

David Ben-Gurion, 79, has been of two minds about Levi Eshkol, 70. First, he named him heir to Israel and the Mapai Party. Then, two years later, he proclaimed...

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