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 Wednesday that all American carriers must cancel their flights to and from Israel for a period of 24 hours.
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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.

Israeli defense industry eyes Turkey again

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 8 (UPI) -- With onetime allies Israel and Turkey supposedly on the road to reconciliation after a three-year split, the Jewish state's export-hungry defense companies are going all out to revive lucrative business ties with Ankara.
Israel-Turkey thaw: Strategic prospects

Israel-Turkey thaw: Strategic prospects

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 26 (UPI) -- The rapprochement between Israel and Turkey is expected to have a significant strategic effect on the turbulent region.
Sandstorm fouls Obama's Israel schedule

Sandstorm fouls Obama's Israel schedule

JERUSALEM, March 22 (UPI) -- Sandstorms moving from Egypt to Israel polluted the air Friday, reduced visibility for drivers and forced U.S. President Barack Obama to change his schedule.
Israel: Iron Dome shootdown rate disputed

Israel: Iron Dome shootdown rate disputed

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 22 (UPI) -- Israel showcased its Iron Dome anti-missile system for U.S. President Barack Obama but the system's shoot-down rate has been challenged by scientists.
Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday Palestinians "have a right to be a free people in their own land" and asked Israelis to see the world "through their eyes."
Netanyahu, Obama show unity on Iran

Netanyahu, Obama show unity on Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he and U.S. President Obama believe Israel has the right to act on its own on Iranian nuclear weapons.

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Obama schedule for Wednesday, March 20

Obama schedule for Wednesday, March 20

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday for a series of meetings with Israeli leaders, the White House said.
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Ben Gurion
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

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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