Israel’s first prime minister was no enthusiast of ethnic cleansing.
Helping to memorialize the Shoah and to protect survivors.
Even Ben-Gurion didn’t like it—but it works.
“There is no wall of separation in Israel between Judaism and humanism.”
And the recent dispute over who owns that draft.
At each point—1897, 1917, and 1947—one Jewish leader appeared, and showed greatness.
The Ḥazon Ish.
That is the question a new history of Polish Jewry in the 1930s asks and—with one large exception—answers well.
And a reminder that even great politicians weren’t prophets.
What Israel’s first prime minister really thought about “land for peace.”
A claim debunked by Mosaic.
Three wise men.
The Ben-Gurion doctrine vs. the Dayan doctrine.