Ben Gurion Uncensored: The 'Old Man' We Never Knew

50 years his retirement Israel's first Prime Minister, it is worth returning to the Encyclopaedia Hebraica's entry on Ben-Gurion, written by Yeshayahu Leibowitz - especially to the parts that were originally censored about the Dimona nuclear reactor, his style of leadership and questions of Jewish identity.

Fifty years ago today David Ben-Gurion resigned as prime minister and defense minister, and freed the state he established from the yoke of its founding father.