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Ben-Gurion, David

[(ben-goor-ee-uhn)]

An Israeli political leader of the twentieth century. Active in the movements toward the formation of Israel in the early twentieth century, he was chosen to be the country's first prime minister, and he served until the early 1960s. (See Arab-Israeli conflict.)

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