How it really was: Who needs television?

I am not sure that we, who have just seen Israel’s 70th birthday, can understand the heart-stopping thrill American Jews and admiring non-Jews experienced as they saw the fulfillment of a dream.

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May 3, 2018 23:58
President Harry Truman welcomes prime minister David Ben-Gurion and Israel’s ambassador Abba Eban to

President Harry Truman welcomes prime minister David Ben-Gurion and Israel’s ambassador Abba Eban to the White House on May 1, 1951. (photo credit: FRITZ COHEN/GPO)

 
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