David Ben-Gurion, War Diaries (1947-1949)


The paramount Zionist leader and first prime minister of Israel kept a detailed daily diary throughout the 1948 War in which he commented on virtually every aspect of the war, military, political and international. These diaries constitute an indispensable source for understanding the war and Israeli policies and strategies during its course. This book comprises extensive selections from the diaries translated from the Hebrew original.

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Second (First, 1993)

About the Author(s)

Edited by:Gershon Rivlin,Elhanan Orren

Gershon RIVLIN, served many decades in the Haganah and in the Israel Defense Forces, and is considered as one of the most distinguished researchers of Israeli military history.

Elhana ORREN (Lt.Col. Res) is a former officer at the Israel Defense Forces.

Translated by:Samir Jabbour

Samir JABBOUR is a Palestinian from Western Galilee who obtained his MA degree in history from St. Joseph University in Beirut. He was a senior Hebraist and the head of the Translation Department at the IPS in Beirut.


Institute for Palestine Studies
Second (First, 1993)
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Language: Arabic
(Translated from Hebrew)
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