Ordinary Heroes – Sung and Unsung

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February 15, 2012 12:50

An expansive film project gathers testimonies from ordinary people who participated in and witnessed the founding of Israel.




ABBA EBAN faces off with Mike Wallace in 1958

Abba Eban on tv show 311. (photo credit: CSPAN)

With what words did Abba Eban express himself, after leading the successful UN vote in New York on November 29, 1947 for partitioning Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state? Oddly enough, during the hour-long ride back to his hotel, one of the most eloquent speakers in the world was completely silent.

Suzy Eban, the wife of the former Ambassador to the UN and foreign minister, recalls sitting in the car in silence with her husband and Moshe Sharett, who would eventually become prime minister.

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