one day: tribute to ben gurion


“The future of the Jewish people will not be founded on the sword. We will not make war into a Jewish profession. The vision that we will bestow on our youth and future generations is a vision of honest men’s labor. A vision of justice and peace. A vision of friendship and human freedom. The young people who will give their lives for these values will never been vanquished. If I have any great dreams or passionate desire, it is that a day should come when we will dismantle the Israeli Defense Force, because we are certain that we live in safety and security. That wars should cease in Israel. I still dare to hope that the young women and men among you, and perhaps I too, who knows, will live to see that great day,” David Ben Gurion – Farewell speech to IDF in 1963.



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