I congratulate you on your departure and wish you to follow the difficult path of searching for a way and effort, incessant improvement of your ways of working and diligence in your personal integrity.
Work tirelessly out of joy and obsession and establish generations of fulfillers, role and deed models, whose fate of the State and its future and its image are creators of cultural values for the people of Israel and the entire world. With a warmhearted blessing…”
An early Zionist, Ben-Gurion moved to Palestine in 1906 to take up farming. Following his expulsion by Turkey at the outbreak of World War I, he rallied British and American support to promote increased Jewish immigration to Palestine, and after spending decades strengthening Palestine’s Jewish community, Ben-Gurion proclaimed the birth of Israel on May 14, 1948. He assisted in creating the Israeli army, often using military force to thwart Arab violence. After announcing his intention to leave public life, Ben-Gurion moved to the newly founded Negev Kibbutz Sde-Boker in early 1954. He never abdicated his leadership role, however, and in 1955 Ben-Gurion returned to public life, first as minister of defense and then as prime minister in November 1955.
Our note of congratulations was signed by Ben-Gurion and given to a graduate of the teachers’ seminary of the Midreshet Sde Boker (also known as the Midreshet Ben-Gurion), founded in 1963 and with which Ben-Gurion had a close relationship. Ben-Gurion and his wife, Paula, are buried near the school.
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