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14/05/1948 Israel declares independence


Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel (English subtitles)


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Full Recording - Israeli Declaration of Independence


Israel: Birth of a State

The Israeli Declaration of Independence was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. It declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel, which would come into effect on termination of the British Mandate at midnight that day.
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    • Status in Israeli law 

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