Ben Gur·i·on (bĕn grē-ən), David Originally David Grün. 1886-1973.
Polish-born Israeli political leader. Active in the Zionist movement, he founded the Mapai Party in 1930 and organized the resistance against the British after World War II. Upon Israel's independence, he became prime minister (1948-1953 and 1955-1963).
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