LEADERS Archive

Shimon Peres: A Profile of a Leader

In 1976, as a defense minister, meeting with Israeli soldiers after the successful completion of Operation Entebbe, in which 91 passengers and 12 crew members who had been hijacked on a flight to Paris from …

Golda Meir: A Profile of a Leader

Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth Prime Minister, was born in Kiev in 1898. Her father was a carpenter. Meir wrote in her autobiography that her earliest memories were of her father boarding up the front door in …

David Ben-Gurion: A Profile of a Leader

David Ben-Gurion was born in Plonsk, Poland in 1886. His father, Avigdor Grün, was a lawyer and a leader in the Hovevei Zion movement. His mother, Scheindel, died when he was 11 years old. Ben-Gurion’s birth …

Albert Einstein: A Profile of a Leader

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879 to a middle-class German Jewish family. His parents were concerned that he scarcely talked until the age of three, but he was not so …

Yitzhak Rabin: A Profile of a Leader

Above: Prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shaking hands with King Hussein during the peace signing ceremony with Jordan. President Clinton in the center. By Gideon “Yitzhak Rabin was born on March 1, 1922 in Jerusalem. As a child …