To understand Israel do not miss a visit to the house of its single most important founder.
Learn how this great historical figure lived.
David Ben Gurion is the state of Israel's single most important historical figure. A Pole who couldn't attend university due to the outbreak of World War I, in the 1940s he became the greatest ideologue and proponent of the Zionist movement, yet also became the first to address the Palestinian-Israeli problem and defended the unity of both peoples over territorial conquest. Beyond that, he proclaimed the independence of the state of Israel from here in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948. He practiced Judaism's principles of humility and lived quite modestly. Now a museum, his house at number 17 Boulevard Ben Gurion can now be visited, and it still serves as an inspiration to those who follow and are inspired by his memory.