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Making out on Ben-Gurion

by: Tzvi Aloush, Ynetnews - Last updated: 2005-08-28

David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion

Is David Ben-Gurion turning in his grave? It turns out that the secular students at the Sde Boker Academy in the Negev uphold a time-honored tradition – to have sex on the graves of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion , and wife Paula.

According to two graduates of the Institute's high school, students have been losing their virginity at the site for years.

"My friends and I always talked about it," one grad told Radio South. "We'd heard about it for years"

The student said that while he had never had sex at the gravesite, many of his friends "seized the opportunity" to maintain the school tradition.

"One friend told me all about it," he said. "He called his girlfriend and asked her to come with him that night to the graves. Two hours later, he came back and told me what they'd done."

The director of the Sde Boker Academy, Yaakov Aini, said in response he had never heard of the goings-on at Ben Gurion's grave, but said that if the reports were true, "it is shameful, distorted, and very serious."

But Ben Gurion's grandson, Dr Yariv Ben-Eliezer, wasn't so concerned.

"If the information is true, I think it's great. I'm happy that years after my grandfather died, he continues to inspire our youth and still gives the country an erection."

"But I wouldn't have thought a cold, hard stone was the best place to have sex," he said.

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