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Beit Gidi Etzel Museum 1947-1948

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Address: South Herbert Samuel Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel
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+972 3-517-2044

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Odd little museum.

This is an odd little museum about the Irgun resistance fighters. The building is interesting -- black glass rising out of the ruined walls of an old house, but the displays are... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
Boston, Ma
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Knowing virtually nothing about Israeli history, we happened across this museum and thought we'd give it a try. It took a lot of effort to even understand the basic history being presented, and we never were able to decipher many of the exhibits, especially the maps showing different boundaries over time. It really seems like the museum is aimed at... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly and English speaking staff. We were given a brief overview Nd offered. Senior admission rate of 10 shekels. We were shown a movie of the history of the area. We then walked around on our own and gained a better understanding of the history of the area. Beautiful location.

1 Thank sun1967flower
Boston, Ma
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is an odd little museum about the Irgun resistance fighters. The building is interesting -- black glass rising out of the ruined walls of an old house, but the displays are old-fashioned and not very informative. We stumbled across it while walking along the esplanade between Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa. We enjoyed visiting it, but I wouldn't go... More 

1 Thank lrwilliams84
Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

There were numerous political parties in Israel at the time of independence, many with their own perspectives of who was preventing freedom, and was continuing to imprison in concentration camps the remnant from Hitler's death camps. One of these groups was the Irgun This small museum near the Tel Aviv beach near Jaffa tells the less known story of the... More 

2 Thank Charley44
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

This small museum tells the story of the taking of the nearby city of Jaffa in Israel's War of Independence by the fighters of the Etzel or Irgun, a Jewish group led by the late Menachem Begin (who later became Prime Minster of Israel). The complete story of the Etzel is told in another museum in a different part of... More 

2 Thank theoax
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

I don't think I have ever visited a museum dedicated to celebrating terrorism; this was the most bizarre museum ever. Palestine has been expunged from history - I was totally shocked. Still on the plus side, it is by the beach which was lovely and a short walk up from Jaffa and I was only one of 4 or 5... More 

2 Thank Hester M
Konigswinter, Germany
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

The museum about the Jewish resistance group Etzel, or outside Israel better known as Irgun is just on the beach, between Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa. Irgun was the resistance group lead by Menachem begin and competing, later cooperating with the Hagana. The museum is an excellent location to visit if you walk on the beach to Old Jaffa. Additionally... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

This is a small museum but it is packed with insightful videos and displays that enable the visitor to realize just how important the contribution of the Irgun was to the establishment of the state of Israel--something you otherwise are likely to miss by virtue of who dominates the news in Israel. Combine a trip here with a visit to... More 

1 Thank Barry I
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We expect more of today's museums. This place tends to tell the story of a very special group of people that gave their life or at least rescued their life for the future coming state. It shows that the government didn’t put the investment it should to make a visitor give the honor those fighters deserve!

1 Thank Zvikagol
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Where there is a true story and is important in setting the country. Place his name and memory of Israel's freedom fighter became more militant. Great story - but the museum not update - a waste. Still worth a visit

2 Thank Shlomo L

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