Ben-Gurion, With No Questions Asked

In contrast to Shabtai Teveth's monumental biography of the Israeli leader, in Anita Shapira's 'Ben-Gurion,' everything seems self-evident, and her critique ends precisely at the boundary of official Zionism.

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“Ben-Gurion: Dmuto shel Manhig,” by Anita Shapira, 208 pages, Am Oved, 74 shekels. (Published in English as “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel,” translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris, 288 pages, Yale...