David Ben-Gurion, after his temporary resignation from the position of prime minister, arrives at his new home at Sde Boker, December 1953.
(photo credit: BENO ROTHENBERG)
How does one celebrate the end of a long, prosperous career in a way that will keep him busy in his retirement years? Zvi Meitar, founder and head of the third largest law firm in Israel; founder of a group of communications companies that included Golden Pages, Golden Channels and Amdocs; and financial benefactor of numerous cultural enterprises and universities, bought himself some photographs. In fact, he bought himself a lot of photographs – more than 200,000 images that now comprise the Meitar Collection, a private family-owned archive of fascinating, rarely seen pictures of the State of Israel in its early days.Meitar died in 2015.