Midreshet Sde Boker in the Negev

David Ben-Gurion’s vision. We must renew and innovate. David Ben-Gurion, one of the driving forces who led to the establishment of the State of Israel and its first Prime Minister, joined Kibbutz Sde Boker in 1953, and divided his life between Tel Aviv and the Negev. Ben-Gurion realized that failure to develop the Negev, settle it and establish significant social anchors therein would significantly imperil the entire State of Israel. He established the “Negev Founda tion” in 1960 and began to establish “Midreshet Sde Boker”. A governmental public benefit company was founded in 1973, which is funded by the government (60%) and by Yad Ben-Gurion (40%).

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