Israel joins the United Nations.
Refugees are allowed into Israel while the country enters into a General Election.
Israel celebrates the anniversary of its foundation with military parades and dancing.
Displaced Arabs moving across Suez Canal during the war between Israel and Egypt.
Big parades mark the opening of the new Israeli Parliament.
Jewish crowds celebrate the recognisation of Israel outside the UN meeting in Washington. And The Salute to Israel rally in New York
British Troops departing by ship from Palestine, Haifa Docks
British soldiers arrive in Haifa in Palestine.
Ordinary people live in a background of war in Palestine.
Israel celebrates independence - street parties and violence.
Scenes of the departure of the British High Commissioner for Palestine, Alan Cunningham, and the signing of the Proclamation of Independence by Ben Gurion and the first Israeli cabinet.
Shots on board an illegal Jewish immigrant ship.