Today in History, May 14
- The Moscow Times
- May. 14 2013 08:09
- Last edited 08:09
Sixty-five years ago today, on May 14, 1948, Israel was declared an independent state when David Ben-Gurion, who was born in the Russian Empire and became Israel's first prime minister, read a declaration of independence at a ceremony at the Tel Aviv Museum.
Israel's current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was expected in Russia on Tuesday for urgent talks with President Vladimir Putin on Syria.