Being Ben-Gurion

In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father

Remembering Ralph Goldman, Lifelong Champion of the Jewish State

The ardent Zionist and devoted Jewish civil servant died last week at age 100

Dear Mahmoud Abbas: Do You Have a Vision for the Future of Palestine?

A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about hope, responsibility, and David Ben-Gurion

Dr. Zhivago’s CIA Connection and the Pope

‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes

In Israel’s Earliest Days, the Place Its Leaders Felt Compelled To Visit Was Burma

A visit with Than Than Nu, whose father U Nu welcomed Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Moshe Sharett to Rangoon

Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

Daybreak: Shimon Peres’ Big Birthday

Barbra Streisand and Bill Clinton toast Israel’s president on his 90th birthday

Celebrating Israel’s Independence

Artists, writers, Ben-Gurion’s grandson read from Declaration

Ray Charles and David Ben-Gurion

This week in ‘Hava Nagila’

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