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  • דוד בן-גוריון
  • David Green
  • David Yosef Grun (birth name)
  • David Ben Gurion
Ben Gurion family in their Tel Aviv home. From left: David & Paula with youngest daughter Renana on BG's lap, daughter Geula, father Avigdor Green and son Amos (Photo in public domain)
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David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) ... arrived in Jaffa port from Europe on 7 September 1906; he did not like Jaffa and left that very afternoon for a nearby Jewish settlement[1].

Apparently [2], he was known in London in 1920 by the Yiddish nickname "der grosse Schweiger", "the big silent one".

He lived in Salonika from 7 November 1911 to 14 August 1912, studying Turkish in preparation for studying law in Constantinoople.

He spent several months at the beginning of his stay in the US during WW1 trying to recruit Jewish volunteers to assist the Ottoman empire in defendingPalestine.

His parents were Sheindel Gruen and Avigdor Gruen. His first cousins included: Scheindel (Nava) Fux, Aba Benner

Here is an interesting piece about his children, Amos, Geula and Renana.

Ben-Gurion is known to have had at least four mistresses during his marriage: Rivka Katznelson; Rega Klapholz, a Viennese Jew; Doris May, a British gentile; and an American woman, Miriam Cohen

This article, dated 15 May 2012, says:

Israel's first prime minister, Ben Gurion is generally remembered as a humble and unpretentious leader. But he lived most of his life in a relatively luxurious home in central Tel Aviv.

The house was built in 1931 based on the design of Israeli engineer David Tuvia, and renovated in 1946 and 1960. Although it has a simple rectangular exterior, it stands out in a neighborhood of apartment buildings.

It is also unique as the only former Israeli prime minister's home open to the public.

Walking through the house, I noted the bedroom of Ben Gurion's daughter – from which the prime minister communicated with his Chief of Staff, Moshe Dayan, during the 1956 Suez War – and marveled at the library, which almost entirely fills the second floor.

Ben Gurion used the Tel Aviv house until his death in 1973, but spent most of the final decade of his life in a shack in Kibbutz Sde Boker. It is in this small, austere home that many Israelis like to imagine the man who founded their state.

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