A mural drawn by an Israeli soldier in the midst of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence was uncovered after a wall collapsed amid construction work in the city of Mevaseret Zion.
During renovation works in an apartment in Nachlaot, a locket carrying the name 'Eliaz' was found. Eliezer Zeltzer died in 1948. Four years later, his father founded a winery naming it after him.
Saudi navy commodore surmises that numerous reverberating political events would not have occurred throughout the Middle East in the ensuing years after 1948.
The letter is dated May 19, 1948, and was written in German. It was addressed to the first Israeli president Chaim Weizmann.