• Short Summary

    Re-enactment of the historic scene of May 14, 1948 (which, according to the Jewish Calendar, falls this year on April 24), when the State of Israel was proclaimed in the Museum of Tel Aviv.

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    ISRAEL: Tel Aviv: Museum of Tel Aviv:
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    B/W
    Premier David Ben-Gurion (First Israeli Prime Minister) and Yitzhak Ben Zvi (2nd President of the State of Israel) arrive and take their seats

    Members of the Provisional Government, proclamation May 24, 1948, when Ben Gurion was elected Premier (2 shots)

    Ben-Gurion speaking into microphones (not heard) (1 shot)

    Moshe Sharett (Israel's first Foreign Affairs Minister) (1 shot)

    Yitzhak Gruenbaum (First Minister of Interior) (1 shot)

    The provisional Government. Hanah Rowena (Israel's best known and veteran actress), reads the Declaration of Independence (not heard) (1 shot)

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    Ben-Gurion unveils plaque recording that here Israel's first Government was set up (2 shots)

    Crowd outside the museum (2 shots)

    Plaque (1 shot)

    Bust sculpture of late Chaim Weizmann ( Israel's first President) (1 shot)

    Outside view of museum (1 shot)
    Background: Re-enactment of the historic scene of May 14, 1948 (which, according to the Jewish Calendar, falls this year on April 24), when the State of Israel was proclaimed in the Museum of Tel Aviv. With the ending of the British Mandate on May 14, 1948, and a discussion still in full swing at the U.N. in New York concerning the future of Palestine, the "Vaad Leumi" (National Council, representing the Jewish population of Palestine) and the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (now Jewish Agency for Israel) assembled in the Museum of Tel Aviv (there being then no Parliament or similar building) and, in a historic session, heard David Ben Gurion proclaim Independence and the establishment of Jewish State after 2,000 years, to be known as the State of Israel.

    Today, all those who had been present on this historic occasion (except those who have passed away in the mean while) re-enacted this historic scene in the Tel Aviv Museum.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA46AZTX9O4NSC8UCBN2RYB3VLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA46AZTX9O4NSC8UCBN2RYB3VLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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