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The Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation

Shimon Peres served as assistant to Ben Gurion, whom he much admired. Also, as prime minister of Israel and president of Israel. In these roles, he was very much involved in technological advances, including developing a fighter plane for Israel (a project which did not come to fruition) and Israel’s nuclear program which did. When he was alive, this building functioned as a Center for Peace and organized projects aiming at promoting peace between Arabs and Jews. An example was arranging soccer matches for youth. Since his death, it has become a center for displaying Israeli technological innovation.

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Visitors are taken on a 90-minute guided tour. A well-planned museum will try to draw attention to its exhibits, but nevertheless most people will fly over the material. This museum succeeds in engaging its visitors for the entire tour and you may even feel that you would like to return to look at material you did not have time for. Exhibits include a room in which one can listen to successful entrepreneurs from major companies discuss how they came up with their ideas and the challenges they faced in developing their project. Other rooms discuss details about the products of successful Israeli companies, the history of innovation in Israel, and a look into the future of innovation in Israel.

Directions: and parking: Enter “Peres” into Waze and click on “Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.” There is a municipal parking lot next to the visitor’s center.

Public transport: Enter “Peres” into Moovit and click on “Peres Center for peace and Innovation.”

Admission: Visits have to be pre-arranged through their website. Unless you already come with a group, you will be put together with one. There are no negatives to this. Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 pm, and Friday 9 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. This is the phone number 03 568 0685. This is their website.

 Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
 Israeli Innovation Center at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
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