David Ben-Gurion

Israel's founder and first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, learned the stories of the Bible as a child at his grandfather's knee; this love for the Bible would shape Ben-Gurion's views throughout his life. From studying Hebrew to farming early Jewish settlements to building a government, Ben-Gurion dedicated his life to an independent Jewish state.

The Hope

A new series hosted by Gordon Robertson tells the story of the creation of the State of Israel, and examines a time period from early Jewish settlers of the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948.

  • First broadcast: May 2, 2016, Himlen TV7
  • Episode number: 4
  • Duration: 25 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Swedish