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In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
David Ben Gurion was born in Poland in 1886. In response to the anti-semitism he fled to Palestine and became a Determined Homesteader. During the feuding with local Arabs he was a Vigilante Man in the Hashomer militia, an embryo version of the Hagganah which was in turn later to become Israelis With Infrared Missiles . He served in the British army in World War I and then came back to take part in local politics,in which he rose rapidly.
During the Mid-century directed the policy of the pre-independence "Yishuv"(a labor union alliance that was evolving into a de facto state), and that of the new state of Israel . He led during World War II and during the War of Independance and helped build a nation that survives to this day.
Ben Gurion was in some ways an Insufferable Genius but he was in the right place at the right time. His personality was more like The Spock then The McCoy and he led policy through his brilliant grasp of strategy, a gift which Israel badly needed in it's formative years.
- An Immigrant's Tale
- Badass Bookworm
- Badass Israeli
- The Chessmaster
- Fighting For a Homeland
- La Résistance
- The Magnificent: Ben-gurion means "son of a lion." Of course, he chose it because it sounded like "Grün," but between "Son of a Lion" and the literal translation "Green" (especially when the Hebrew word for "green" is the rather uninspiring "Yaroq"), which would you choose?
- The Spock: Especially compared to Moshe Sharett/Shertok's McCoy.
- The Spymaster : Part of his job was this.
- The Strategist
- Team Dad
- Xanatos Speed Chess : He was very good at this.