Eretz Israel



The Promised Land


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Declaration of Statehood

 May 16, 1948 edition of Jewish newspaper The Palestine Post,
soon to be renamed The Jerusalem Post. May 15 was Shabbat.

--from Wikipedia.

"The first independent Jewish State for 19 centuries was born in Tel Aviv as the British Mandate over Palestine came to an end at midnight on Friday, and it was immediately subjected to the test of fire. As "Medinat Israel"  (State of Israel) was proclaimed, the battle for Jerusalem raged, with most of the city falling to the Jews. At the same time, President Truman announced that the United States would accord recognition to the new State. A few hours later, Palestine was invaded by Moslem armies from the south, east and north, and Tel Aviv was raided from the air. On Friday the United Nations Special Assembly adjourned after adopting a resolution to appoint a mediator but without taking any action on the Partition Resolution of November 29.

Yesterday the battle for the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv road was still underway, and two Arab villages were taken. In the north,
Acre town was captured, and the Jewish Army consolidated its positions in Western Galilee."







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