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Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

Hamas warning: No flights into Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Hamas appeared to give a warning the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, will be a target of its rocket fire.
Ed Adamczyk
Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 24 (UPI) --FAA lifts its ban on U.S. airlines traveling to Tel Aviv's Ben Guiron Airport after Hamas rocket strikes near airport.
Danielle Haynes
Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Hamas says FAA ban on U.S. airlines travel to Tel Aviv is a victory and serves to isolate Israel from the rest of the world.
Danielle Haynes
FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

FAA extends ban on American carriers' travel to Israel

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --The FAA announced Wednesday an extended travel ban on U.S. carriers flying to and from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport for 24 more hours.
JC Finley
Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel to protest FAA ban

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) --Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv Tuesday to protest the FAA ban on U.S. flights to Israel, arguing that it is perfectly safe.
Aileen Graef
In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

In response to FAA travel ban on Tel Aviv airport, Israel reopens southern airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Israel announced Wednesday it would reopen an old airport in the south of the country in response to FAA concern about the safety of Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.
JC Finley
Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel for peace talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
JC Finley
FAA directs American carriers to cancel flights to Israel

FAA directs American carriers to cancel flights to Israel

ATLANTA, July 22 (UPI) --The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that all American carriers must cancel their flights to and from Israel for a period of 24 hours.
JC Finley

Israel's military beats defense cuts by selling high-value land

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Israel's Defense Ministry has found a novel way of overcoming cuts in military spending: selling off state-owned land in the vast Tel Aviv urban conurbation whose value has gone through the roof of late and moving military bases into the Negev Desert to the south.

2 Palestinians arrested for driving through Israeli airport checkpoint

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Israel said they arrested two Palestinians who allegedly stole a truck and drove it through a security barrier at the Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday.

Effort to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel comes to an end

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- As the Jewish Agency's effort to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel ended Wednesday, Ethiopians in the country accused officials of abandoning those left behind.

Greek airplane makes emergency landing at Tel Aviv airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 11 (UPI) -- A Greek airplane flying to Amman, Jordan, made an emergency landing at a Tel Aviv, Israel, airport Thursday after reporting problems with its hydraulic system.

IAI to produce F-35 wings

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- Wings for Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint strike fighter are to be supplied by Israel Aerospace Industries under a contract with a potential value of $2.5 billion.

Pair nabbed for frog smuggling in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) -- Customs workers in Israel caught a smuggler and an accomplice who were attempting to bring 30 poison dart frogs into the country, officials said.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at Ben Gurion Airport, outside Tel Aviv, for his flight to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for the second round of direct peace talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, September 14, 2010. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is hosting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Sinai resort town for peace talks. UPI/Debbie Hill
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David Ben-Gurion (help·info) (Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן‎, born David Grün on 16 October 1886, died 1 December 1973) was the first Prime Minister of Israel and a Zionist leader. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, culminated in his instrumental role in the founding of the state of Israel. After leading Israel to victory in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Ben-Gurion helped build the state institutions and oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world. Upon retiring from political life in 1970, he moved to Sde Boker, a kibbutz in the Negev desert, where he lived until his death. Posthumously, Ben-Gurion was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

David Ben-Gurion was born in Płońsk, Congress Poland which was then part of the Russian Empire. His father, Avigdor Grün, was a lawyer and a leader in the Hovevei Zion movement. His mother, Scheindel, died when he was 11 years old.

Ben-Gurion grew up to be an ardent Zionist. As a student at the University of Warsaw, he joined the Marxist Poale Zion movement in 1904. He was arrested twice during the Russian Revolution of 1905. He immigrated to Ottoman Palestine in 1906, shocked by the pogroms and anti-Semitism of life in Eastern Europe, and became a major leader of Poale Zion with Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.

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