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David Ben-Gurion's 1940 Mission to Rouse the Fighting Spirit of American Jews

As millions of Jews fell under the Nazi yoke, Zionism’s foremost leader came to America with one goal. He didn’t achieve it.

David Ben-Gurion in 1960. Keystone/Getty Images.

David Ben-Gurion in 1960. Keystone/Getty Images.

Observation
Jan. 17 2018
About the author

Rick Richman has written for Mosaic, Commentary, the New York Sun, PJ Media, and his own blog, Jewish Current Issues. His new book, Racing Against History, will be out later this month from Encounter Books.

 


As millions of Jews fell under the Nazi yoke, Zionism’s foremost leader came to America with one goal. He didn’t achieve it.

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