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  • Guarding Ben-Gurion

    May 16, 2014 | 11:16 am

    A dapper man, wearing his signature safari-style hat, 90-year-old Aaron Friedman becomes exuberant when he shares his tales of being David Ben-Gurion’s bodyguard, a confidant of Yitzhak Shamir and of the fame he enjoyed while being a lifeguard on the beaches of Tel Aviv. He has...

  • Esther Shawmut Friedman, former Haganah medic, dies at 89

    March 13, 2013 | 4:05 am

    Esther Shawmut Friedman, an American volunteer who worked as a medic in the Haganah, died on March 7. She was 89. 

    Born and raised in Boston, Shawmut Friedman joined the U.S. Navy WAVES in 1943, serving as pharmacist’s mate in Navy hospitals during World War II. After her...

  • Historian Aaron Friedman on Israel’s leaders [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    March 6, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    Israeli historian Aaron Friedman shares his experiences in the creation of the State of Israel and his relationships with its leaders.