Nonetheless, he has walked the corridors of Israeli power since his 20s, when as a top aide to its founder David Ben-Gurion
he helped build the young nation's defenses; in the 1960s, he was instrumental in creating the Dimona nuclear facility where Israel reportedly has amassed a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Soldiers were shown a picture of David Ben-Gurion
, the state's first prime minister, and most were unable to identify him.
He thus surpassed the previous record-holder, David Ben-Gurion
, Israel's first prime minister and the country's founding father.
Before 1948, David Ben-Gurion
used to joke about Zionism's future: How will we know when we have become a real country like the rest of the world?
If Netanyahu succeeds in forming a government, he will begin a record fifth term and overtake David Ben-Gurion
, Israel's founding father, as the country's longest-serving prime minister.
Ben Gurion was named after David Ben-Gurion
the primarynational founder of theState of Israel and thefirst Prime Minister of Israel; whereas Allenby Bridge was named after field marshal Edmund Allenby, a British Imperial Governor who fought in theFirst World War, in which he led theBritish Empire'sEgyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) during theSinai and Palestine Campaign against theOttoman Empire in the conquest ofPalestine.
Summary: Having secured a fifth term (and his fourth in a row) as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to surpassing David Ben-Gurion
, the state's founding father, as his country's longest-serving leader.
However, the election result means he could become Israel's longest-serving prime minister later this year, overtaking Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion
A John Ben-Gunn B Paul Ben-Solomon C Isaac Ben-Johnson D David Ben-Gurion
Of which country was David Ben-Gurion
the first prime minister?
But the efforts by Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion
in 1940 were neither quixotic nor impractical, and the Jewish army they envisioned would have been neither "ramshackle" nor "cobbled together." Particularly in 1940, it could have made a difference.
After Britain's 25-year mandate in Palestine, we revealed US President Truman officially recognised the new state of Israel under the provisional government of David Ben-Gurion
. Egypt immediately sent in troops.
After Independence Day, a book with all the signatures will be produced and presented at Independence Hall on Rothschild Street in Tel Aviv, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion
, declared the establishment of the state.
Appointed by David Ben-Gurion
to head the Department of Planning in 1948, the architect spearheaded the "Physical Plan for Israel," commonly known as the Sharon Plan, which assimilated the thousands of Jewish immigrants arriving in the Middle East and contributed to the hegemonic groundwork of the Zionist nationbuilding program.