Beit Gidi Etzel Museum 1947-1948

Beit Gidi Etzel Museum 1947-1948

Beit Gidi Etzel Museum 1947-1948
3.5

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Forjanm
Koenigswinter, Germany11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Solo
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 the histrory presented there is very much about the fight for Jaffa and Tel Aviv in 1948, so it will provide some explanations about why Jaffa and surrounding neighbourhood looks like it is today. You will find a lot of original remnants from the fight in 1948 and excellent explanations also in English.
Written 1 March 2014
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Theoax
Jerusalem, Israel273 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
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 the city.

The story is interesting, but the legends on many of the displays are difficult to read. To me, the most interesting information was a small map showing the area involved, including Arab villages that had been sniping at and attacking the city of Tel Aviv.
Written 23 December 2014
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Sol L
Tel Aviv, Israel126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Family
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
Written 31 July 2012
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mel
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
was great! I dont know why this doesnt have many more ratings. I also dont know why a reviewer wrote that its not "english friendly" . Myself and my wife and 3 children all thoroughly enjoyed the audio tour which was in English, a great exhibit with great little stories to go along would def recommend to all!
thank you museum director for putting together this wonderful place.
Written 13 August 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,440 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
There's nothing really to see here anymore.
The place provides very little information as for its historic significance.
Written 28 November 2021
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Hester M
London, UK52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 visitors so hopefully very few people will go and it will close.
Written 26 October 2014
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mhaines94108
Cluj-Napoca36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
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 someone who grew up in Israel and knows the events and their connection to the nation's overall history. Also, although much is translated into English, not everything is.
Written 2 December 2016
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Charley44
Rockville, MD344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Business
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 Irgun, and more about Menachem Begin. It doesn't take more than 90 minutes or so, but it fills a vital part of the commentary about the 1947-48 War of Independence. Keep an open mind, but please visit this incredible jewel.
Written 21 May 2015
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Eli G
Tel Aviv, Israel138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2011
History museum with poor displays and no really interesting artifacts.
Written 1 June 2012
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Veronika P
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
I liked the museum, but there wasn't much to see to be honest, the museum is tiny, and some of the exhibits shown are only in Hebrew (or only have an English label but the exhibit, like a letter is all in Hebrew), which made it harder for me (my Hebrew is rather poor).
I already knew a lot about Etzel before coming to visit the museum, but I imagine if you have no prior knowledge of Etzel or groups that fought for independence, you may be a bit lost.
Written 15 June 2017
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