Picture from the open exhibition at the Abraham Garden, an exhibition commemorating the history of the city of Ramat Gan.
The exhibition is located on the wall of the amphitheater, in the Abraham Garden.
In the next photo taken that day, the exhibit is displayed and topped by Shlomo Katz’s Sgraffito Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol "The Old Man"
This is the man and there is no other man
David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel, is considered one of the ten most influential leaders in the world who changed the face of history in modern times.
Ben-Gurion was born in Poland in 1886. In 1900, he founded the Ezra Association, which trained its members for immigration to Eretz Israel. In 1904, David Ben-Gurion moved to Warsaw and made a living from teaching. He joined the Poalei Zion party and was twice arrested for subversive and Zionist activities.
In 1906 he immigrated to Israel. For years he worked as a farmer and devoted himself to Zionist political activity. He studied law in Turkey and founded the HaHalutz movement while Israel was under Ottoman rule.
In 1917 he married Paula, a nurse by profession. Following the Balfour Declaration that year and the British conquest of Israel, Ben-Gurion resolutely sought the establishment of the "Hebrew Battalions."
In the early 1920s, he became one of the prominent leaders of the settlement when he was appointed secretary general of the Histadrut. In 1935 he was elected chairman of the board of the Jewish Agency, which is considered the highest position.
At the outbreak of World War II he supported and encouraged the public to volunteer for the British Army and was one of the founders of the "Jewish Brigade".
At that time he often flew to Britain and the United States to discuss with Jewish and world leaders the rescue of the Jews, the war against the Nazis and the fulfillment of the Zionist vision - the establishment of the State of Israel
In 1947, Ben-Gurion was elected chairman of the People’s Administration and led the struggle for the "partition plan" - the division of the Land of Israel into two states, which was decided on November 29.
On May 14, 1948, he read the Declaration of Independence at the declaration ceremony of the establishment of the state and was the first to sign it. He was appointed Prime Minister and Minister of Defense in the Provisional Government.
Ben-Gurion led the campaign for state independence, taking on the courageous and fateful decisions the State of Israel has had since time of war, with the loss of some 6,000 combatants in a bloody campaign that paved the way for victory in the War of Independence and the signing of the 1949 armistice agreement.
The establishment of the Israel Defense Forces was the enterprise of his life and to be a free people in our country was his desire and the desire of every Jew and soul.
From this wall, millions of proud and free Jews in their country salute and thank you. To the glory of the State of Israel.
David Ben Gurion. Plonsk Polkin 1886 - Sde Boker 1973.
Sde Boker, 30.11.54
To Mr. Zeev Altgar - Hello,
Let me mark my days as a guest of Ramat Gan at the house of Bar Mazerno in the fateful days of the War of Independence.
On the hill in Ramat Gan, the military effort was concentrated during the crucial period, and the hater, as if he knew about it, concentrated his airstrikes on this hill for several days - and quite a few staff members were injured and others also fell. But the work on the hill did not stop even for a moment, neither by day nor by night; And there is no doubt that the beautiful environment full of trees and graceful trees added to its encouraging and refreshing inspiration. I will always remember the kindness of Ramat Gan from those days and its faithful and indefatigable mayor
David Ben Gurion
Ben-Gurion and Krinitzi leave the city hall in Ramat Gan, photographer: Pin Haim
Ramat Gan City House