The establishment of Yigal Allon Center
Yigal Allon passed away on Friday, February 12, 1980.
Upon his death, his friends decided to memorialize his legacy in Ginosar, his kibbutz, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee , by the grove where the Palmach was established in 1941 and where Yigal Allon later created a space for Jews and Arabs to meet and collaborate.
The Center was unique from its inception, because it was the culmination of a collaboration between Allon’s friends from school and the Palmach, the Kibbutz Movement, the Labor Movement and Menachem Begin’s government.
It was designed to commemorating Allon’s life while capturing the nature of the Galilee, the area in which he was born and raised, where he fought, worked and built a home for his family.
Allon’s values were the pillar of fire guiding the construction of the museum. He said: “Education is at once an introduction to a particular national and to a universal human culture” and “it is paramount to develop peoples’ critical thinking and to cultivate their creative prowess.”
Allon’s friends decided that the museum should revolve around the theme “A Man in the Galilee.”