Sde Boker - Ben Gurion's Home

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Sde Boker is the Kibbutz in the Negev Desert where Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion settled. Ben Gurion had a strong vision in making the desert bloom - by which he meant making this large barren area of Israel a fertile area contributing to the Israeli economy and providing housing for its citizens. Ben Gurion practiced what he preached and he moved here. His house is now a small museum of his life.

 

Ben Gurion and his wife Paula are buried nearby, at a spot over-looking Nahal Zin. It is a beautiful spot and they are surrounded by ibex.

 

There are some beautiful hikes in Ein Avdat NP.

 

 

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