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PORTRAITS OF POWER: BEN-GURION: ONE PLACE, ONE PEOPLE (Color, 24 Minutes.)
Intelligent and scholarly analysis and insight into the man and his significance in the history of both the Jewish people and the twentieth century. Based on the book PORTRAITS OF POWER, written by Harrison Salisbury, who appears in and writes these episodes, and produced in part by The New York Times. Narrated by Henry Fonda.
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): DAVID BEN-GURION (Black/White, 23 Minutes.)
The original television biography documentary series gives its usual standard-setting treatment to the life of a man often called a modern Moses or George Washington with regard to his life-long work to bring about a new state of Israel. Narrated by Mike Wallace.
David Ben-Gurion, Polish-Israeli soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (October 16, 1886 - December 1, 1973) was born in Plonsk, Poland. He was the primary national founder of the State of Israel in 1948 and is revered as "Father of the Nation." He was the preeminent leader of the Jewish community in British Mandate Palestine from 1935 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, which he led until 1963 with a short break in 1954-55. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he was the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Subsequently, he became known as "Israel's founding father". Following the war, Ben-Gurion served as Israel's first Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. As Prime Minister, he helped build the state institutions, presiding over national projects aimed at the development of the country. He also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world. A centerpiece of his foreign policy was improving relationships with the West Germans. He worked with Konrad Adenauer's government in Bonn, and West Germany provided large sums (in the Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany) in compensation for Nazi Germany's confiscation of Jewish property during the Holocaust. In 1954 he resigned as Prime Minister and Minister of Defense but remained a member of the Knesset. He returned as Minister of Defense in 1955 after the Lavon Affair and the resignation of Pinhas Lavon. Later that year he became Prime Minister again, following the 1955 elections. Under his leadership, Israel responded aggressively to Arab guerrilla attacks, and in 1956, invaded Egypt along with British and French forces after Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal during what became known as the Suez Crisis. He stepped down from office in 1963, and retired from political life in 1970. He then moved to Sde Boker, a kibbutz in the Negev desert, where he lived until his death on December 1, 1973 at Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Ramat Gan in the Tel Aviv District of Israel of a a cerebral hemorrhage suffered shortly after the Yom Kippur War ended on October 25. His body lay in state in the Knesset compound before being flown by helicopter to Sde Boker. Sirens sounded across the country to mark his death. He was buried alongside his wife Paula at Midreshet Ben-Gurion, an educational center and boarding school next to kibbutz Sde Boker. Posthumously, Ben-Gurion was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.