In 1950, while Schwimmer (an engineer and a former transport pilot in World War II) was managing a small airport outside Los Angeles, USA, David Ben Gurion
stepped out of a car to convince Al Schwimmer to go to Israel to set up the air force of Israel.
David Ben Gurion
, first Prime Minister of Israel, once prophesised that "the old (refugees) will die and the young will forget.
While the latter is what Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion
had in mind for the generations of Palestinians born during and in the years following the 1947-48 Nakba ("catastrophe") when the state of Israel was created and thousands of Palestinians were expelled from the land of Palestine; on the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba this is far from what has happened.
According to the activists, David Ben Gurion
, the first Prime Minister of Israel, was responsible for drafting policy which intentionally drove Palestinians from their homes and disallowed them from returning.
After an introduction reviewing the key events of the decade, the book is divided into two sections on Canada's Progressive Conservative government headed by John Diefenbaker and his relations with Israeli leader David Ben Gurion
during the first half of the decade, and Pearson's Liberal government and its relationship with Israeli primate minister Levi Eshkol in the second half of the decade.
Speaking during a visit to Independence Hall in Tel Aviv on Thursday, where David Ben Gurion
declared Israel's independence in 1948, Netanyahu said: "We heard the insults and curses from the Lebanese border today.
When David Ben Gurion
made the decision to pursue the nuclear option, together with Ernst David Bergmann and Shimon Peres, it was because the triumvirate knew perfectly well that Israel would be isolated
David Ben Gurion
(the first Israeli Prime Minister): If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel.
Sin embargo, varias de las tesis que defiende Sand eran moneda corriente entre los historiadores profesionales israelies hasta la Guerra de los Seis Dias, e incluso la idea de que los palestinos arabes son descendientes legitimos de los judios originarios de Israel, fue defendida en un libro de 1929 por David ben Gurion
y Yitzhak ben Zvi (nada menos que el padre de la patria y el segundo presidente de Israel, respectivamente).
Exactly 60 years ago Britain's last high commissioner slipped out of Palestine's territorial waters on a Royal Navy battle cruiser and left Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion
, to declare independence.
The boy, born in 1939, grows up during the last days of the British mandate and the first years of the Jewish state, in a milieu populated by now-legendary characters like Menachem Begin, David Ben Gurion
He was a senior aide to the country's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion
, developed Israel's nuclear programme, built up the military in the 1950s and has held every senior government post, including three stints as prime minister.
David Ben Gurion
(the first Israeli Prime Minister) stated: 'If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel.
The author gives special prominence to the dreams and aspirations of David Ben Gurion
, Israel's first Prime Minister.
Israel, led by Prime Minister David Ben Gurion
, declares its independence.