1971 – <em>Ingathering of the Exiles</em>, Abraham Ofek

Shimon Peres, then the minister of communication, commissioned Abraham Ofek (1935-1990) to decorate the inside of the Mandate-era Central Post Office in Jerusalem in the spirit of using art for public edification. The mural he painted, which extends the length of the long hall, begins with survivors following Theodor Herzl to the promised land. Their ancestors and those they lost in the Holocaust look on from above. The last panel shows diverse groups in Israel living and working together. (Image by Heritage Conservation Jerusalem via Pikiwiki Israel, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons; detail image by DiggerDina, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)