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Gush Etzion Sound & Light Show and Museum

Gush Etzion Sound & Light Show and Museum

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The musem offers visitors a gripping sound-and-light show about the Jewish settlement project in the region from the 1920s up to the present day.

Nestled in the Judean Hills, some 15 minutes south of Jerusalem, is Gush Etzion, a bloc of Israeli settlements whose history goes back to 1920s. One of these settlements is Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, where a museum chronicles the area’s history and especially the bloody battles waged on Gush Etzion and its supply lines by the Arab legion in 1948. After that battle, during which almost all of the kibbutz’s male defenders were killed, the area remained empty of Jews until after the Six-Day War in 1967 when Israel recaptured the area.

Next to the museum is a memorial garden dedicated to the defenders of the kibbutz and an archive that compiles findings and documents having to do with Gush Etzion. Inside, visitors can watch a gripping sound-and-light show about the Jewish settlement project in the region from the 1920s up to the present day. Not far from there, one can find a small museum displaying many of the tools used by people in the region in ancient times, as well as a botanical and zoological garden.

 
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4.7
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  • Los Cuatro Vientos
    Los Cuatro Vientos
    July 30, 2022

    Excellent presentation about the history of Gush Etzion, Jerusalem, and Israel. Very moving film and exhibits. Details the true Jewish connection to the land of Israel, and how the gentiles are just squatters on our land....

  • Nissan Dachs
    Nissan Dachs
    August 6, 2017

    Elaborate and modern theater telling the dramatic story of Gush Etzion in a creative and impactful presentation. Highly recommend!

  • Yos Feit
    Yos Feit
    June 28, 2022

    A moving and detailed history of Gush Etzion, as told by actors representing historical men and women in a well produced multimedia hour. Tour groups must reserve a showing in advance as it is not available to walk-in vis...

  • Nachum Applbaum
    Nachum Applbaum
    May 2, 2023

    If visiting the area of Gush Etzion a visit here is a must. A first class audio visual presentation that tells the history of the area.

  • Adina Mescheloff
    Adina Mescheloff
    January 3, 2023

    excellent audio visual presentation of pre-State situation in Israel and the Etzion block. Two theaters, comfortable, very moving experience.

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