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Begin Heritage Center

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Basic Information

Location 31°46′09″N 35°13′33″E
Phone number 02-5652020
Country Israel
City Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment yes
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.begincenter.org.il/
Geographical Coordinates 31.7692,35.22589


The Menachem Begin Heritage Center is the national memorial center for the sixth Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin, acting under the law to commemorate Menachem Begin, 1998. The Center is located in Jerusalem and was built for this purpose. The purpose of the law to commemorate Menahem Begin was to establish a center for generations that would perpetuate Begin's work and legacy. By law, the center would be built and include a memorial in honor of Begin, a research center for the Zionist struggle for Israeli independence, and an archive. The Center, established in 1999, is responsible for perpetuating the legacy and memory of the freedom fighter Menachem Begin who was a leader, statesman and a man who worked for freedom, the future and security of the Jewish people in its land. The center is located on the top of the Hinom valley, overlooking Mount Zion and the Old City walls of Jerusalem. The center holds workshops and lectures on topics related to Begin and his heritage. The Center presents every year "a Begin award" to an individual or group, with recognition of special merit, contribution or achievement for the people of Israel or the State of Israel. In terms of education, the Center initiates and promotes programs which are intended to principles of legacy of respect in today's youth. For middle schools, the Center runs a program called "Young Knesset", which aims to provide students with the values of the parliamentary system and change the image of the Knesset in the eyes of the students. In addition, the purpose of the program is to teach debate skills to youth from all levels of society while experimenting with parliamentary work. These teens gather in the auditorium at the Center, divide into fictitious parties, discuss current issues and then divide into Knesset committees and discuss legislative issues. The Director of the Center is Herzl Makov, the former Chairman of the Prime Minister's Office and head of the World Betar.

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Opening hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur 9:00-16:30 Tues 9:00-19:00 Fri 9:00-12:30

Price: Adult 25 NIS

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