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  General and Old World HistoryAsiaIarael (Palestine)
David Ben-Gurion reads the 1948 Declaration of the State of Israel History
Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat was the long-time leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the co-winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize (with Israel's Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres).
Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol served as Prime Minister from 1963 to 1969, during which time he established the alliance between Israel and the United States which helped Israel win the Six-Day War of June 1967.
Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin Netanyahu began his political career as a member of Israel's diplomatic mission to the United States. He subsequently served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999, and was called upon to form a coalition government in 2009.
Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett was one of the signatories of Israel's Declaration of Establishment in 1947. As the country's first Foreign Minister, he established diplomatic relations with dozens of nations, got Israel into the United Nations, and signed a reparations agreement with West Germany in 1952.
Ariel SharonAriel Sharon served in several military and government positions before being elected Prime Minister in 2001; he served in that capacity until suffering a serious stroke in 2006.
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