Albert Einstein planted this tree in 1950 at the original Technion building (now the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space). At the time, the university was 26 years old, but Israel was only 2. Einstein encouraged then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to exploit science and technology for economic growth.
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