Most people know Winston Churchill as the "British Bulldog" -- the Prime Minister who led Great Britain to victory in World War II.  A lesser-known story is one of Winston Churchill, the lifelong friend to the Jewish people...  and one of the key players in the creation of the State of Israel.

See more stories about the founding of the modern State of Israel -- and get the DVD -- by going here.

Throughout the early 20th century, Jewish diplomats such as Chaim Weizmann spent decades working to gain international support for a Jewish state.  At the same time, another man was in Palestine building that state from the ground up.  To his friends and colleagues, he was known simply as "the old man".  To the rest of the world, he's remembered as the founder and father of the State of Israel... David Ben-Gurion.