Declaring Israel’s independence.
On the eve of Israel’s statehood in 1948, with the massed forces of five Arab nations threatening invasion, David Ben-Gurion picked a fight with his own army. Why?
And the recent dispute over who owns that draft.
A bulwark against judicial activism.
Ben-Gurion, Thomas Jefferson, and declarations of independence.
In the moments leading up to Israel’s independence, America’s diplomats did everything they could to stop the process, and the president, cold.
Let politics sort things out.
It borrowed liberally from America’s.
With enemy planes overhead, David Ben-Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence to a packed hall before rushing off to command the war. (Registration required.). . .