Article - Declaration of the Establishment of the State of ISRAEL
The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
On Friday, the 5th day of Iyar, 5708, May 14, 1948, at four o’clock in the afternoon, David Ben Gurion announced to the People’s Administration, the People’s Council and representatives of the Jewish settlement and the Zionist Movement: “I shall read to you from the foundation scroll of the State of Israel”. The “She’hecheyanu: blessing and the signing of the “Ha’Tikva” ended the ceremony that lasted 32 minutes. The members of the People’s Council, which had now become the interim State Council, signed the Scroll.
Thousands of people had assembled outside during the course of the ceremony.
The Declaration ceremony was held at the Tel Aviv Museum, which was later called “Independence Hall” and which today includes a reconstruction of the hall in which the establishment f the State was announced. The museum building, prior to its expansion, served as the private residence of Meir Dizengoff, the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, who had placed his private home at the service of the public, in the form of an art museum of the first Hebrew city.
Today, “Independence Hall” also includes a permanent exhibition reviewing the historical background of the establishment of the State. “Independence Hall is an extension of the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.
The stamp shows the photograph (Taken by S. Weissenstein, Photo house “Prior”) of the Declaration Ceremony of the State of Israel by David Ben Gurion, on May 14th, 1948.
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