Published on 09 January 2015, by M. Tomazy.
The founder of the Zionist movement Theodor Herzl was atheist. And most of the first-generation leaders were atheists too, like David Ben-Gurion. Nevertheless, they used the Torah and Talmud to convince the European and Soviet Jews to migrate to Palestine.
Ben-Gurion, the first Israeli president, had never used the word 'god' in his official speeches, although they came to Palestine, the "promised land", according to Jewish belief.