Levi Eshkol House Opens in Jerusalem

Levi Eshkol was Israel’s fourth Prime Minister,

serving from 1964-1969.

On December 20, 2016,

Photo of Levi Eshkol in lobby of new museum

the Levi Eshkol House officially opened its doors.

Old Prime Ministers residence

After months of construction this former official residence of

Ben Maimon Street former home of Israeli Prime Ministers

Israeli Prime Ministers is now open to the public.

Israel President Reuven Rivlin at Levi Eshkol House

At the opening, President Reuven Rivlin spoke to

Front row dignitaries for opening of Levi Eshkol House

dignitaries, Eshkol family members, and friends.

Main living area of Levi Eshkol house

Off the entrance is the book-lined, main living area.

Kitchen in Levi Eshkol house

The simple kitchen

Old style phone in Levi Eshkol House

and dial telephone reflect the changes of last 50 years.

The Six-Day War in 1967

Table in Levi Eshkol House

was commanded from these humble surroundings.

 Photos of Eshkol

Photo from new Levi Eshkol House

with famous

Photo of Levi Eshkol in new museum

and not-so-famous people line the walls.

Sadly, Miriam Eshkol z”l, wife of Levi Eshkol,

who worked hard on this project,

 passed away at the age of 87 at the end of November 2016.

Miriam Eshkol photo draped in black at opening of Eshkol House

Her photos draped in black were next to lit memorial candles,

as the opening day was still within the traditional month of mourning.

Visitors will be able to learn about,

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol z’l

photo display highlights of Levi Ieshkol prime minister

who established Israel’s ties with West Germany,

was the first Israeli Prime Minister officially invited to the US,

 and served through the lowest and highest moments of 1967.

He was also the first Prime Minister of Israel to die in office.

In a corner of the garden, a goldfish-filled pond

Pond in corner of garden of Levi Ehskol house

is hidden from the street by this wall.

After being derelict for decades,

the former official residence on Ben Maimon Street,

has come alive as a new tourist site in Jerusalem, Israel.

11 thoughts on “Levi Eshkol House Opens in Jerusalem

  • December 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    Very meaningful. I went over it a few times .Your photographs did justice to the job done.

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  • December 30, 2016 at 6:57 am
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    Why is the address not given. Don’t you want visitors? Hours? Entrance fee? Contact?

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    • December 30, 2016 at 9:32 am
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      It is located at 46 Ben Maimon Street in Rechavia neighborhood in Jerusalem. RJS has no connection to any of the organizations involved. Sharing something new happening in Jerusalem, Israel, that apparently the international main stream media did not find it interesting enough to share.

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  • January 4, 2017 at 11:11 am
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    Went there today. Not yet open to the public.

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    • January 4, 2017 at 11:42 am
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      Thanks for update.. glad I took so many photos to share.

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  • January 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    What is the address of the Levi Eshkol Museum? What are the hours? What is the price? What is the phone number?

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    • January 19, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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      Bezalel, 46 Ben Maimon Street is the address in Rechavia. Entrance details are not easily available. I was told it was not open to public yet. Perhaps next week I will try and go by and see what is happening. Shabbat shalom

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  • February 9, 2017 at 5:55 am
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    Looks like they have done a wonderful job renovating the building.

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