Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ben Gurion's Last Ceremony

Earlier this week we wrote about Ben Gurion's resignation, 50 years ago this week. As sometimes happens with these sort of things, once the publication went up a staffer in a different department remembered something he'd once seen and did a bit of rummaging. Sure enough, he found, and posted, a snippet of a newsreel from BG's last day at work at the Ministry of Defense. One reason often given for his resignation is that at 77 he was old and tired. Which may be true, though he then went on to live another lively and active ten years. Even assuming he was old and tired, however, note how young and energetic he seems in this short film:

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