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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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David Ben-Gurion (1886)

Ben-Gurion was one of the founders of the state of Israel and its first prime minister. Born in Russian Poland, he immigrated to Palestine—then part of the Ottoman Empire—at the age of 20 hoping to fulfill the Zionist aspiration of building a Jewish state in historic Israel. He was a founder and leader of the Mapai labor party and an early leader of the trade union Histadrut. What was Ben-Gurion's stance on the King David hotel bombing perpetrated by the Irgun Zionist group? More...
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:27:12 AM

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If it weren't for him, there would be no State of Israel today.
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:18:30 PM
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many people and historians all of the world endear this man
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:39:58 PM

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The King David Hotel Blast that Shook the World
This grand hotel in Jerusalem is a constant reminder of the best and worst in humanity.

the group responsible for the attack that killed brtitish, arabs, and jews at the king david hotel, is irgun

at first they said they did not want to kill anyone but instead wanted to evacuate the building. and said they gave out a warning.

but a year later they blamed the attack at United Resistence who they say instructed them to attack the british.

On May 14, 1948 the establishment of the State of Israel was proclaimed. The next months were tumultuous, with power struggles costing many lives. In September, following the assassination of UN Envoy for Peace Folke Bernadotte, the Irgun and Lehi collapsed and integrated into the IDF (Israeli Defense Force).

Though it was not the "last straw", the bombing of The King David Hotel impacted the British, and it wasn't long until their colonization of Palestine came to an end, leaving it to the new Israelis with their many factions of Zionist philosophy, and to the longtime residents, the indigenous Arab-Palestinians. As we know, the story does not stop there.

Today The King David Hotel is a shining example of the splendor and beauty Palestine avails. It is a regular stop for royalty and dignitaries. However, there is a sense of grief that lingers, and perhaps trepidation. That is the same tremor of grief that has seeped into all of Palestine through daily fear and threat of violence. Outside the hotel it is much more difficult to see the illusion of peace.

Though aspects of the politics seventy plus years ago have changed, too much has stayed the same.

Still there is inequality throughout the region, still there is violence and a lack of justice. Still the mask of religion clouds common sense and humanity.

Still, the people of Palestine are imprisoned within their own lands and given little hope. Still, the Israeli fighters rationalize murderous behavior based on their selfish need for more, always more with the message to others of "Leave or Die".

And, still, the world cries out for peace in the Holy land.

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