David Ben-Gurion

Members Of 19th Knesset Sworn In At Inaugural Session

02/04/2013 - 19:00


The first session of the newly elected 19th Knesset opened in Jerusalem.

The 120 members of the Knesset, including 48 new members, were sworn in on Tuesday as part of the celebratory opening. 

Israel's Leadership Vacuum

12/17/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Israel’s political system is dragging the country ever closer to complete paralysis, leaving critical national issues unresolved and threatening fateful consequences.

Inside Ben-Gurion's Head

The founder of modern Israel had little doubt about his place in history.

David Ben-Gurion, who lived from 1886-1973, meticulously saved copies of every letter he wrote and even asked his father to save letters he received because they would be needed later, for the history books.  His diaries contained detailed notes of what he was experiencing at crucial moments in history. Less apparent, though, was what this instrumental figure was feeling in his heart.

Bibi-Obama Drama Is Nothing New, Avner Says

Veteran Israeli diplomat’s behind-the-scenes book reveals long history of dire U.S.-Israel tensions.
09/28/2010 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

For those who fear that U.S.-Israel relations may be at a low point, or that Mideast peace talks are dead in the water (now that Israel has decided not to extend its moratorium on settlement construction), consider the eternal wisdom contained in King Solomon’s words: “This, too, shall come to pass.”

Gary Rosenblatt

The Man Who Made the Deserts Bloom

At 80, Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel thought his work with water management was behind him. But global warming has made it more necessary than ever.
Staff Writer
09/07/2010 - 20:00

If there is such a thing as rock star status in the world of soil physics, then Daniel Hillel has attained it. As a pioneer in the field, the 80-year-old Israeli scientist can still walk into a conference anywhere in the world and fall prey to a veritable stampede of oncoming fans. Graduate students, agricultural engineers, climatologists, political scientists—all of their work his has somehow affected.

With drip irrigation, water was sent through perforated pipes and fed slowly, drip by drip, to plant roots.
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