2 GREEN BARS, PMG 64 EPQ ISRAEL. 50 SHEQEL Sheqalim, 1978, #P-46c UNC.
Obverse: David Ben-Gurion Reverse: Golden Gate, Jerusalem Dominant color: ivory-brown Dimensions: 153 x 76 mm Signatures: Arnon Gafni, Governor Bank of Israel; David Horowitz, Chairman Advisory Council Printers (unverified): Royal Joh. Date of issue: 24 February 1980. Ben-Gurion is regarded as the architect, founder and prime builder of the State of Israel. David Ben-Gurion was born in Plonsk, Poland in 1886 as David Gruen. Prior to his emigration to the Land of Israel in 1906, he had already been an active Zionist in his native Poland.Immediately upon his arrival he became one of the main leaders of the fledgling Yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine), was instrumental in the creation of the first agricultural settlements, and the establishment of the self-defense group "Hashomer" (The Watchman). In 1910 he officially adopted the name Ben-Gurion (lion cub). Deported by the Ottoman authorities, he traveled on behalf of the Zionist cause to New York, where he met and married Paula Monbesz. Back in Eretz Israel, Ben-Gurion was a founder of the trade unions, in particular the national federation, the Histadrut, which he dominated from the early 1920s. He also served as its chairman, and from 1935 headed the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency.
Having led the struggle to establish the State of Israel in May 1948, Ben-Gurion became prime minister and defense minister. As premier, he oversaw the establishment of the state's institutions.
He presided over various national projects aimed at the rapid development of the country and its population, such as absorbing massive waves of immigrants, rapid industrialization including a partially self-supporting national defense industry, construction of the national water carrier, rural development projects, and the establishment of new towns. In particular, he called for pioneering settlement in outlying areas, especially in the Negev. Despite bitter opposition, Ben-Gurion supported the establishment of relations with West Germany and the Reparations Agreement, which gave a boost to Israel's development in many fields.
In 1963 Ben-Gurion resigned, but remained politically active. TIME Magazine ranks David Ben-Gurion as one of the "twenty leaders who helped to define the political and social fabric of our times".
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