1948

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Wall collapse uncovers mural from Israeli War of Independence

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.

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Lost 1948 locket honoring deceased soldier to be returned to nephew

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.

David Ben Gurion at the center as the state of Israel is declared May 14 1948
Saudi military official: What if Arab states recognized Israel in 1948?

Saudi navy commodore surmises that numerous reverberating political events would not have occurred throughout the Middle East in the ensuing years after 1948.

David Ben-Gurion meeting with Albert Einstein at Princeton University, in 1951
Einstein’s 1948 letter praising Jewish resilience on sale

The letter is dated May 19, 1948, and was written in German. It was addressed to the first Israeli president Chaim Weizmann.

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