Levi Eshkol – a Society Builder
The Levi Eshkol institution is dedicated to the commemoration of Israel's third prime minister – Levi Eshkol. Eshkol was first and foremost a Society Builder – a leader who could bridge the gap between the needs of the common man and the pressing national needs of a state in it's early days. As a leader in the Jewish Agency he orchestrated the great project of settling more than a million new immigrants during the 1950s and establishing Israel's often celebrated agriculture. As the Minister of Finance for 11 years he built the bases for Israel's industry, and created an economy that was egalitarian, and in which the state took responsibility for the welfare of the citizens, while at the same time encouraging and fostering the growth of a healthy and vibrant private sector.