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Israel turns 65 (in English)

Declaration of the State of Israel (1948).

Declaration of the State of Israel (1948).

Israel’s Declaration of Independence was read by David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948. For those who missed Yom Ha’atzmaut on the Hebrew calendar, or who didn’t get their fill of historical material for the occasion, we’ve got highlights.

Check out the full text of the declaration as it appeared in the May 16, 1948 edition of the JTA Jewish Daily Bulletin (pdf)

Read how Jewish communities around the world celebrated the birth of the modern Jewish state.