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HD Stock Footage 1948 Nation of Israel is Born – UN – Palestine – David Ben Gurion


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Newsreels 1964, July 2
Yesterday’s Big Story – New Nation of Israel Is Born and Becomes Member of U.N.

October 1947 shows crowed boat load of Jewish refugees from Europe that attempted to land in Palestine. Jewish couple with baby. Jewish woman on a litter carried by two men. Jewish refugees were turned away by the British and sent to an interment camp for displaced persons on Cypress. The British Mandate was about to end and the United Nations (UN) was debating the partition of Palestine between the Jews and the Arabs as a solution to the turmoil in that country.

Civil war in Mandatory Palestine. The Battle of Haifa or Operation Bl’ur Hametz was a Haganah operation with the objective of capturing the Arab neighborhoods of Haifa. Shows troops of the Jewish paramilitary organization, Haganah, in Haifa. Shows bodies of dead Arabs. Jewish troops capture hundreds of Arab prisoners.

On May 14, 1948 a new Jewish State of Israel was born with it’s government headed by David Ben Gurion. Israel took her place in the world as the first Jewish homeland since the Romans sacked Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Shows Ben Gurion exiting automobile and entering a building in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shows Israeli soldiers with rifles on their shoulders. Shows Israeli flag waving in the breeze as a symbol of hope in a troubled world. United Nation teams accompany Israeli soldiers under a white flag of truce to recover bodies of Israeli soldiers killed in a continuing strife with Arab troops.

Dr. Chaim Weizmann joins Premier David Ben Gurion. in the new Israeli government as President. Israel goes before the United Nations (UN) seeking membership to that world body. The Arab nations walk out of UN when Israel was voted a member of the United Nations (UN). Shows empty UN seats of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

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Created to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, this historic film features images of remembrance ceremonies for those lost in the 1948 war of independence. David Ben-Gurion and many other leaders of the Jewish state are featured. The film also contains an impressive military parade and a celebratory pageant with fireworks.

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HD Stock Footage Ben-Gurion Meets Einstein 1951 Newsreel

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1951, May 14
Prime Minister Of Israel David Ben-Gurion Meets Physicist Albert Einstein
A newsworthy meeting, between David Ben-Gurion, the visiting Prime Minister of Israel, and Albert Einstein, the great scientist whose physics formula led the way to the atom bomb

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HD Stock Footage 1967 Israel Six Day War Egypt Accepts U.N. Cease Fire


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Newsreels 1967, June 9
Egypt Accepts U.N. Cease-Fire In Six Day War With Israel

After four days of war Israeli forces drive across the Sinai to the Suez Canal, break the Gulf of Aqaba blockade, and take the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War or Six-Day War in the Middle East. Brief images of Israeli tank, Israeli Field Commander looking through binoculars, and Israeli soldiers in sandbag defensive emplacement. Image of Israel Defense Minister General Moshe Dayan. Shows surrender of Arab Soldiers to Israeli Forces. Scenes at UN (United Nations) as a cease-fire resolution is finally passed. Egypt joins Jordan in accepting the United Nations cease-fire leaving Syria to face Israeli Forces alone.

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Egyptian-Israeli Tensions – Rare Historical Newsreel Footage (1/3)


Egyptian-Israeli Tensions – Rare Historical Newsreel Footage (2/3)


Egyptian-Israeli Tensions – Rare Historical Newsreel Footage (3/3)


This film is a compilation of numerous short segments relating to the conflict between Egypt and Israel. From the National Archives. Much of the it has a heavy propagandistic tones but it is an interesting historical artifact. هذا الفيلم عبارة عن تجميع لقطات عديدة نادرة و تاريخية متعلقة بالصراع بين مصر وإسرائيل. من الأرشيف الوطني الأمريكي

0.00 French arrest five Algerian nationalist leaders – plane carrying five from Rabat to Tunis was ordered by radio to change course and head to Algiers; the French pilot agreed to change course and land in Algeria

0.45 Border Incidents Still Threaten Near East Peace – border between Israel and Egypt, Israeli frontier guard patrol – an assault that had to be made because of constant Egyptian attacks – it’s a time of border trouble

1.42 Tunisians protest arrest of five Algerian nationalists; action of French is regarded as piracy

2.57 footage of UN discussion on Israeli action in Sinai – a “solemn session”; Britain and France veto US and Soviet resolutions for a ceasefire. “the US in strange company, fighting for peace”

4.51 British and French join Israeli force attacking Egypt; Moshe Dayan inspects Israeli troops on parade ground

5.25 President Eisenhower, speaking from the Oval Office, says no US involvement in the Suez

7.25 Suez crisis causing worldwide concern Israel’s advance into Sinai referred to as “punitive”; Israeli men standing by captured Egyptian armored vehicles and and artillery; Egyptian wounded and Egyptian killed; Israel claims control of the Gaza strip; Israelis follow news with anxious concern; girls too young for active duty work day and night assembling kits for the front; Egyptian destroyer Ibrahim al Awal captured and sailed to Haifa; Londoners protest British involvement in the Suez in rally at Trafalgar Square addressed by Labor MP Aneurin Bevan

10.00 British and French ceasefire at Suez after taking Port Said; paratroopers jump onto Egyptian air base; Egypt sinks ship in the canal to block the canal

Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, December 13, 1957, Part 2
San Diego Jewish World
Attention Family Historians: If you would like a JPG photo copy from the Southwestern Jewish Press of any “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” article that has been reprinted on the San Diego Jewish World website, simply copy the website address of 
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Putin’s Phantom Pogroms
New York Times
In invoking Ukraine’s history of anti-Semitism, Mr. Putin and his deputies are not so much trying to appeal to the at least 70,000 Jews there today as to the millions of Russian speakers (many Jews among them) who have watched with ambivalence the 
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Simon Schama’s story of the Jews
The Australian
Schama is Jewish, and the program is peppered with personal insights and scenes of his family’s celebrations. The British scholar, best known for the BBC series A History of Britain, began writing a history of the Jews in the 1970s, but became daunted 
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Arab League, Abbas reject recognizing Israel as ‘Jewish state’
Chicago Tribune
Palestinians fear the label would lead to discrimination against Israel’s sizeable Arab minority, while Israelis say it recognizes Jewish history and rights on the land. “In recognizing the Jewish state you (Palestinians) would finally make clear that 
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Glimpsing Jewish memories amid the mellahs of Morocco
The Times of Israel
FEZ, Morocco — Among the spice souks and craft shops that line the turns and alleys of the mellahs, or old Jewish quarters in Moroccan cities, are traces of a rich history. Mixed in with the shades of crimson and the scent of smoke and mint are 
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Now on display in Israel: The Alfred Dreyfus you never knew
Dreyfus and his wife Lucie had two children, Pierre and Jeanne. Perl Ruiz is the daughter of Simone, the oldest of Jeanne’s four children. What was it like growing up in the shadow of a man who had such a profound influence on modern Jewish history?
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Make a joyful noise: Klezmer music comes to Oakton
Lincolnwood Review
Learn how the Roma and Jewish cultures intertwine and mirror each other in “A History of Klezmer Music,” featuring Terran Doehrer and his revival Klezmer band Ensemble M’chaiya™, on Thursday, March 27, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Oakton’s Skokie 
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Jewish Czech historian murdered in Prague home

Fiedler, a former director of research at the Prague Jewish Museum, was instrumental in documenting the history of Czech Jewry after the Second 

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