Posts Tagged ‘Poalei Zion’

Knesset Speaker Joseph Sprinzak swears in Yitzhak Ben-Zvi as president on Dec. 10, 1952. He stands at an alter with a menorah on a tapestry on it and a soldier soluting behind him while men gather around and watch.

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Is Inaugurated as Israel’s Second President

December 10, 1952 From the Center for Israel Education At the end of the traditional thirty-day mourning period for Israel’s first President Chaim Weizmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi is inaugurated as Israel’s President in a Knesset ceremony. Ben-Zvi, then 68, was elected by the Knesset on December 8th on the third ballot of voting receiving sixty-two votes…

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The Poalei Zion group “Ezra” of which Ben Gurion was a founder taken in Plonsk in 1906. David Ben-Gurion is in the front row, second from left.

David Ben-Gurion Arrives In Jaffa

Center for Israel Education September 7, 1907 David Gruen, who in 1910 would change his name to David Ben-Gurion, and his then girlfriend Rachel Nelkin arrive in Jaffa with a group of other young adults from Plonsk, Poland, making aliyah to the Land of Israel. Upon arriving in Jaffa, the new immigrants were carried off…

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