1948 newspaper w BIG HEADLINE State ISRAEL BORN Judaica

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  • Sold Date: Sep 17, 2009
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SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the Winnipeg Free Press (Manitoba, CANADA) dated May 14, 1948. Front page banner headline declaring the establishment of the INDEPENDENCE of the new STATE OF ISRAEL . This headline "says what you want it to say."

Simply put, this is one of the BEST (if not THE BEST) display newspapers with the Declaration of Independence of the state of ISRAEL !!

The Israeli Declaration of Independence ( Hebrew : הכרזת העצמאות ‎, Hakhrazat HaAtzma'ut or Hebrew : מגילת העצמאות ‎ Megilat HaAtzma'ut ), made on 14 May 1948 ( 5 Iyar , 5708 ), the day the British Mandate expired, was the official announcement that the new Jewish state named the State of Israel had been formally established in parts of what was known as the British Mandate for Palestine and on land w, in antiquity, the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah had once been.

The event is celebrated annually in Israel with a national holiday called Yom Ha'atzmaut ( Hebrew : יום העצמאות ‎, lit. Independence Day ), the timing of which is based on the Hebrew calendar date of the declaration ( 5, Iyar , 5708 ).

The ceremony to proclaim independence was to be held in the Tel Aviv Museum (today known as Independence Hall) but was not widely publicised as it was feared that the British Authorities might attempt to prevent it or that the Arab armies might invade earlier than expected. An invitation was sent out by messenger on the morning of 14 May telling recipients to arrive at 15:30 and to keep the event a secret. The event was to start at 16:00 (a time chosen so as not to breach the sabbath ), and was to be broadcast live as the first transmission of the new radio station Kol Yisrael .

The final draft of the declaration was typed at the JNF building following its approval earlier in the day. Ze'ev Sharef , who had remained at the building in order to deliver the text, had forgotten to arrange transport for himself. Ultimately, he had to flag down a passing car and ask the driver (who was driving a borrowed car without a license) to take him to the ceremony. Sharef's request was initially refused but he managed to persuade the driver to take him. The car was stopped by a policemen for speeding while driving across the city though a ticket was not issued after it was explained that he was delaying the declaration of independence. Sharef arrived at the museum at 15:59.

At 16:00, Ben-Gurion opened the ceremony by banging his gavel on the table, prompting a spontaneous rendition of Hatikvah , soon to be Israel's national anthem , from the 250 guests. On the wall behind the podium hung a picture of Theodor Herzl , the founder of modern Zionism, and two flags, later to become the official flag of Israel .

After telling the audience "I shall now read to you the scroll of the Establishment of the State, which has passed its first reading by the National Council ", Ben-Gurion proceeded to read out the declaration, taking 16 minutes, ending with the words "Let us accept the Foundation Scroll of the Jewish State by rising" and calling on Rabbi Fishman to recite the Shehecheyanu blessing.

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