- NAME: David Ben-Gurion
- OCCUPATION: Prime Minister
- BIRTH DATE: October 16, 1886
- DEATH DATE: December 01, 1973
- Did You Know?: David Ben-Gurion's lifelong Zionist activism was rewarded in 1948 when he became the first prime minister of the state of Israel.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Plonsk, Russian Empire (now in Poland), Poland
- PLACE OF DEATH: Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel
- Originally: David Gruen
- Nickname: Father of the Nation
- Full Name: David Ben-Gurion
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A Zionist statesman and political leader, David Ben-Gurion was the first prime minister and defense minister of Israel.
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He briefly retired in 1953, but returned to positions of power in 1955 and led the Israeli government until 1963, when he suddenly retired, citing personal reasons.
During his final years of office, Ben-Gurion initiated talks with regional Arab leaders toward establishing peace in the Middle East—though, as history would prove, to no avail. He died in Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel, on December 1, 1973, at the age of 87.
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