Ben Gurion's desert home [***] is now a museum about Ben-Gurion's
inspirational life and love of the desert. This is where he
settled on retirement. He worked the sheep pens with breaks to
write his memoirs, and occasional recall to resume leadership in Jerusalem.
museum is small but very high techie (lots of digital films) and very
our visit someone thought to explain to us "Americans" that Ben Gurion was
the George Washington of Israel. Ben Gurion and Washington did have
these things in common: both were military leaders and the first
heads-of-state of their country. However, Ben Gurion's kibbutz
retirement estate was no Mt Vernon.
Gurion's grave site is at a very picturesque overlook, on the
Ben Gurion University campus.
Ben-Gurion's simple desert home. Below: the words of Ben-Gurion.
The Ben-Gurion library